Deer Creek Oysters
Southwestern Hood Canal, Washington
Deer Creek Oysters are grown on the cobble beaches of the Puget Sound in the heart of oyster country. It has a round and deep cup and is flush with meat. The intertidal culture process leaves this young oyster with a good hardened shell which is perfect for shucking.
Appearance: Narrow, light brown to grey shells
Flavor Profile: Light Salt, cucumber finish
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.
- 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