Kumamoto Oysters - Washington Variety
Oakland, Washington 

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."


Production: Farmed
Availability: Year-round
Size: 2 inches
Appearance: Small, green tumbled shells, round
Flavor: Mild brine with creamy meats and a honeydew finish


site details

  • 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.