Quadra Island

Source: Chef’s Resource

Quadra Island Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from Desolation Sound in one of the British Columbia oyster appellations by Vancouver Island, BC. They are farmed by the tray suspension method. Oysters which are cultivated by the suspension method are the primadonnas of oyster. They are suspended in mesh trays in deep water their entire lives, protected from predators, mud, sand and silt. Quadra Island oysters have beautiful shells white shells flecked with pink & brown, but they are an oyster shucker’s nightmare because their shells are brittle since they never had to fight for survival. The oyster flavor profile of suspended oysters tends to be clean, sweet & light, with meats which are tender.

Type: Crassostrea gigas
Harvest Location: Desolation Sound, Strait of Georgia, British Columbia
Flavor Profile: Quadra Island Oysters have cups which vary from shallow to deep, have petite meats with mild flavor, a green apple accent and a hint of anise on the finish.
Size: 3"
Pack Size: 60 count

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