Salt Nugget Oysters
Hood Canal, Washington
Size: 3 inches
Appearance: Large and "Rocky"
Flavor: Crisp and very briny for a Pacific oyster. A cucumber finish with a lot of salt.
- Salinity: 3.1% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Extreme weather roughens the oysters for a hard shell
- Bottom Makeup: Rocks and gravel
Beach-grown in bottom bags. Oysters are naturally tumbled by extreme wave action. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.
Western Shores of Hood Canal, Washington