Salt Nugget Oysters

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Western Shores of Hood Canal, Washington

Size and Availability
3 inches | Limited

Flavor Profile
Crisp and very briny for a Pacific oyster. A cucumber finish with a lot of salt.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • 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.