Sun Hollow Oysters
Hood Canal, Washington
Grown on the cobbled beaches of the Puget sound, this is a gem of a Pacific oyster! Growing them on the beach produces a hard shell that is easy to shuck and full of plump meat.
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Hard shells, fluted
Flavor Profile: Sweet brine, bursting meat and an earthy 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 rock
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.
Southwestern Inlets of Hood Canal, Washington