Mirada Bay Oysters
Hood Canal, Washington


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: Year-round
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Hard, fluted shells
Flavor: Full meats and slightly briny with a crisp, sweet finish.

 


site details

  • Salinity: 3.3% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channels of Hood Canal
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and rock

Growout Method

Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens adductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.