Hood Canal Oysters
Western Hood Canal, Washington
Hood Canal is the quintessential Washington State oyster. These protected inlets and shorelines are the perfect environment to grow both wild and farmed Pacific beauties!
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Smaller, light brown to white shells
Flavor: Light and clear brine with a crunchy meat and a bitter melon finish
Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens abductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.
Salinity: 2.3% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
Tides: Favorable tides and a brisk current
Bottom Makeup: Rock and sand