HARVEST AND POST HARVEST MUSHROOM OYSTER WHITE
Harvesting of cultivation is always awaited by businesses. To obtain optimal results then planting during harvest and post-harvest should be done well.
How to Harvest Time and Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster mushroom cultivation including the types of plants that have harvest fast enough. Harvest oyster mushrooms can be done within a period of 4o days after seeding or after a maximum develops a fruiting body, which is about 2-3 weeks after the fruiting bodies are formed. The development of fruiting bodies of oyster mushroom is also characterized by maximum meruncngnya edges fungus. The criteria are eligible to be harvested mushrooms are fungi that are large enough and brimmed pointy but not yet in full bloom or not broken. Mushroom with this condition is not easily damaged when harvested. There are several requirements that must be met when the product is marketed, eg uniformity of weight and size of the oyster mushroom.
Post-Harvest Handling Oyster Mushroom
Handling is done after harvesting oyster mushrooms aims to create a quality end result that according to market demand. Here are some steps that oyster mushrooms produced products of good quality.
Harvested mushrooms should be washed with clean water, then his body parts separated deri base. Washing and separation process is important to do because if during the process of cultivation farmers use pesticides, namely those that are toxic pesticides will settle at the base and still allow the residues are left on the body of the fruit. Once believed to cleanliness, the sorting process is done to classify oyster mushroom by shape and size. It is aimed to obtain uniform results that will attract consumer interest when marketed.
Packaging and Transport Oyster Mushroom Harvest
Packaging of fresh oyster mushrooms usually uses airtight plastic. The less air that is in plastic, more durable oyster mushrooms to be stored. However, ideally with an airtight plastic storage can maintain the freshness of the oyster mushrooms for 2-4 days. Therefore, in order fresh oyster mushrooms are sold are in good condition, the freight / transportation should not be too long from the packaging process. If the transport distance is quite far, should be equipped with means of transport refrigerated room.