Penn Cove Oysters

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Samish Bay - Northern Puget Sound, Washington

Size and Availability
3 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Crisp and briny with a fresh and sweet finish.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.1% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Medium flushing tides
  • 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: 2 to 3 years.