Samish Bay, Washington
Availability: Year Round
Size: 3 inches
Appearance: Shades of off white. stripes of deep red
Flavor: A nice briny oyster that finishes with a melon flavor.
Seed is grown in bags in the intertidal zone. The bags are naturally tumbled by the tides and wave action. Time to market is 2-3 years.
Salinity: 2.8% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
Tides: Medium tides, but strong currents typical of Samish Bay.
Bottom Makeup: Clean sandy bottom