Phantom Creek Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Phantom Creek Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the Britsih Columbia oyster appellations near Vancouver Island, BC. They are raised by the suspension tray to beach method which combines two oyster farming methods. Tray suspension 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.


Phantom Creek Oysters
Location Cortes Island, Strait of Georgia, British Columbia
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Suspension tray to beach
Oyster Flavor Profile Phantom Creek Oysters have deep cups, petite plump meats, a mild flavor and clean finish.
Map See Phantom Creek 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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