Pebble Cove Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Pebble Cove Oysters (also called Pebble Beach oysters) are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the southern Hood Canal oyster appellations in Washington State. They are rack & bag farmed oysters. Rack & bag cultured oysters are grown in mesh cages or bags which are generally staked about one to two feet off the bottom. Oysters raised by the rack & bag method are protected from predators and do not become cramped for space as they grow. They also do not have to filter as much sand & mud in order to get nutrients, thus they grow faster. They develop a deeper cup than beach cultured oysters. However, if the oyster is raised entirely this way then they are pampered and their shells tend to be brittle which makes them difficult to shuck without breaking.

 

Pebble Cove Oyster
LocationSouth Hood Canal, WA
SpeciesPacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster AvailabilitySeptember – July
Sizeup to 3 1/2″
Oyster CultivationRack & Bag grown
Oyster Flavor ProfilePebble Cove Oysters are clean flavored with full meats and a medium brininess.
MapSee Pebble Cove Oyster Map

See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters. Also, check-out our list of where to buy raw oysters.

 

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