Quilcene Bay - Northern Outskirts of Hood Canal, Washington
Size and Availability
3 inches | Year-round
Large meats and slight brine with a fresh, crisp finish.
Flavor Influenced By
- Salinity: 3.1% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Medium tides - swift currents that flood Hood Canal passing through Quilcene Bay
- 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.