Hood Canal, Washington
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Fluted, dark grey shells
Flavor Profile: Medium brine with a tangy cucumber 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 gravel
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 to 4 years.