Cranberry Creek Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Cranberry Creek Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the South Puget Sound oyster appellations in Washington State. They are farmed in Pickering Passage using the rack & bag method and are then finished on the beach to help harden their shells.

Cranberry Creeks have a very mild brininess which dominates the flavor for a while, then a crispness peeks through followed by a slight honeydew flavor and a long, lingering finish.

Cranberry Creek Oyster
LocationPickering Passage, South Puget Sound, WA
SpeciesPacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster AvailabilitySeptember – July
Sizeup to 3″
Oyster CultivationRack & Bag
Salinity2.0% (3.5% is full ocean salinity)
Oyster Flavor ProfileCranberry Creek Oysters have a mild brininess, a crisp, clean flavor and a slight honeydew taste on the 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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