Coffea arabica and Ficus sycomorus leaves were assessed for supporting growth of Pleurotus ostreatus. Comparatively, sholla leaves were highly supportive and their fruiting bodies appeared late, while coffee leaves were also supportive and their fruiting bodies appeared early. Results of the cultivation of Pleurotus on coffee and sholla leaves showed that they have promising effect for sustainable development, food security and supply. This study therefore revealed that both coffee and sholla leaves can serve as good substrates for mushroom cultivation.
Key words: Coffea arabica, Ficus sycomorus, fruiting body, mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus,Sholla, coffee
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