Bald Point Oysters Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Bald Point Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster and are one of the Hood Canal oyster appellations in Washington State. They are cultivated a bit north of the Hama Hama River which is about one third of the way up the western edge of Hood Canal. They are an Intertidal Beach Cultured Oyster. Beach cultured oysters are raised on tidal beaches with sandy or rocky bottoms. They are accustomed to fighting the tides, clamping tightly shut during low tides to preserve their “liquor” and to protect themselves against predators.

Because of this “tough” life, beach raised oysters are hearty. They have hard, sturdy shells which shuckers like to work with. And their ability to close tightly, coupled with their hard shells, gives them a longer shelf life.

 

Bald Point Oyster
Location Hood Canal, WA
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Intertidal beach
Oyster Flavor Profile Bald Point Oysters are small, have a low brininess with a sweet flavor and mild musky finish.
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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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