Kusshi Oysters

Grown in British Columbia, Kusshi Oysters are perfect for novice and experienced oyster aficionados. Japanese for “precious,” Kusshi Oysters are just that with their small, gemlike shells. Their smooth shells are a result of constant tumbling. These are the petite version of Stellar Bay Oysters.

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Stellar Bay / Vancouver Island - British Columbia, Canada

Size and Availability
2 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Decent salt content with a meaty chew and a bright and intense cucumber finish

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.3% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Medium height tides and swift currents
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and rocks

Growout Method
Tray-raised and beach-hardened. Tumbled repeatedly to form a golf-ball-shaped oyster.