Kumamoto Oysters - California Variety 
Humboldt Bay, California

California Kumos are grown in lantern nets or SEPA baskets suspended in the water column. The result is a uniform jewel of an oyster that never touches the bottom.


Production: Farmed
Availability: Limited

Size: 2 inches
Appearance: Small, white shells, tumbled
Flavor Profile: Subtle brine with a slight melon finish

site details

  • Salinity: 2.8% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity

  • Tides: Small tides and minimal freshwater input

  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and rock

Growout Method

Long lines with lantern nets suspended in the water column. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.