Jorstad Creek Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Jorstad Creek Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the 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.

 

Jorstad Creek Oyster
Location Hood Canal, Puget Sound, WA
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Rack & Bag cultivated
Oyster Flavor Profile Jorstad Creek Oysters are a mild flavored oyster with low salinity and a fruity finish.

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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