Salt Nugget Oysters
Hood Canal, Washington


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: 
Limited
Size: 3 inches
Appearance: Large and "Rocky" 
Flavor: Crisp and very briny for a Pacific oyster. A cucumber finish with a lot of salt.

 

 


site details

  • Salinity: 3.1% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Extreme weather roughens the oysters for a hard shell
  • Bottom Makeup: Rocks and gravel

Growout Method


Beach-grown in bottom bags. Oysters are naturally tumbled by extreme wave action. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.

Harvest Locations
Western Shores of Hood Canal, Washington