Pearly Gates, a hybrid strain, emerges from the marriage of True Albino Teachers (TAT) and Melmac (also known as Homestead Penis Envy). Its striking white pearly hue is highly esteemed among mushroom aficionados, with albino varieties often boasting greater potency than their non-albino counterparts.
While Pearly Gates grows at a notably slow pace, it surpasses the Melmac strain in spore production, albeit falling short of the prolific yields associated with most Psilocybe Cubensis strains. This strain caters best to seasoned cultivators, offering a respectable fruit yield across multiple flushes unlike its Melmac parent.
The fruit of Pearly Gates bears a white hue, inheriting this distinct feature from the True Albino Teachers, while retaining the overall physical traits of its Melmac parent strain. These mushrooms typically range from small to medium in size, though optimal conditions have been known to yield exceptionally large specimens.
Characterized by a curved and knobbly white stipe, Pearly Gates may exhibit hints of blue in more mature fruit, indicative of heightened psilocybin concentration.
With a notably slow growth rate, Pearly Gates surpasses the Melmac strain in spore production but falls short prolific seen in many Psilocybe Cubensis varieties. Cultivation of this strain is best undertaken by experienced growers, yet it rewards their efforts with a respectable fruit yield across multiple flushes, a contrast to the limited productivity of its Melmac lineage.
Variety: Pearly Gates
Spores: Dark purplish brown with subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia
Habitat: Grains,Bovine, Equine Dung and Enriched Soils
Cap: 100+ mm in diameter, concave to broadly convex at maturity occasionally with dark spot in centre of cap. Dark cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown. Surface dry lacking remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruises bluish green.
Stem: 75-125+ mm in length, yellowish to white. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.
Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becomes nearly black in maturity.