Rock Point Oysters
Hood Canal, Washington


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: Year-round
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Small, slate colored, fluted shells
Flavor: Creamy & sweet with cucumber flavors


site details

  • Salinity: 3.1% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Large Tides - 8-14 ft, but less current as they are harvested at the head of Dabob 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 years.