Kumamoto Oysters Washington Variety 

Enjoyed by beginners and pros alike, Kumamoto Oysters are a popular favorite due to their fruity, sweet, melon-scented flavor and light brininess. Named after its origin place, these native Japanese oysters are mainly grown in the Pacific Northwest and endearingly called "Kumies."

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Totten Inlet, Washington

Size and Availability
2 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Mild brine with creamy meats and a honeydew finish

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 2.8% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Medium tides and light freshwater input
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and gravel

Growout Method
Rack and bag culture on the beaches of Totten Inlet. Time to market: 1.5 to 2 years.