Salish Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Salish Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from Baynes Sound, one of the British Columbia oyster appellations in Canada. They are cultivated first in trays which protects them from predators and gives them access to more nutrients. Then they finish their grow-out on the beach to give them a harder shell and firmer meats. However, they still have moderately brittle shells which shuckers will have to give extra care so as not to break the shell. Salish oysters have a bright, long lasting brininess, good flavor, and are mildly sweet on the finish.


Salish Oyster
LocationBaynes Sound, British Columbia
SpeciesPacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster AvailabilitySeptember – July
Sizeup to 3″
Oyster CultivationTray to Beach
Oyster Flavor ProfileSalish Oysters have a bright, long lasting brininess, good flavor, and a mildly sweet 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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