A traditional substrate for Pleurotus growing can be used but this strain prefers sterilised substrates. Optimum air temperature for fruiting is 20 °C. The length of incubation is directly related to the method of spawning. If you mix the spawn through the substrate, incubation takes around 17 days, it will take 3 months if the spawn is in the bottom of the bag. The 3066 Eryngii has a light chestnut brown with darker brown stripes which lighten with age. The flesh is white, has a pleasant smell and sweet flavour.