Reach Island Oysters
Hood Canal, Washington
Northwestern Inlets of Hood Canal, Washington
Size and Availability
2.75 inches | Year-round
Medium brine with a tangy cucumber finish.
- 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 gravel
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.