Penn Cove Oysters
Samish Bay - North Pudget Sound, Washington

Oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: Year-round
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Hard, tumbled green shells
Flavor: Crisp and Briny, sweet finish

 


site details 

  • 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.