Pebble Beach Oysters
Southwestern Elbow of Hood Canal, Washington
Size and Availability
3.25 inches | Year-round
Robust meats and moderate brine with a cucumber finish.
Flavor Influenced By
- Salinity: 3.3% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channels of Hood Canal
- Bottom Makeup: Sand and rock
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 to 4 years.