Quilcene Oysters
Hood Canal, Washington


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: Year-round
Size: 3 inches

Flavor Profile
Large meats and slight brine with a fresh, crisp finish.

site details

  • 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

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 to 4+ years.