Skookum Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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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

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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