Skookum Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics
Little Skookum Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the South Puget Sound oyster appellations in Washington State. They are raised by the bag to beach method which combines two oyster farming methods. Rack & bag oysters are taken from their pampered environment and put into the beach cultured environment during their last 6 months before harvesting. This allows them to “toughen up” a bit, giving them stronger, less brittle shells and firmer meats.
|Little Skookum -or- Skookum Oyster|
|Location||Little Skookum Inlet, South Puget Sound, WA|
|Species||Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)|
|Oyster Availability||September – May|
|Size||up to 4″|
|Oyster Cultivation||Rack & Bag to Beach|
|Oyster Flavor Profile||Little Skookum Oysters have soft meats with a full-flavored muskiness, low brininess, and a vegetable finish.|
|Map||See Little Skookum Oyster Map|
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