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Totten Inlet

Totten Inlet

Source: Chef’s Resource

Totten Virginica Oysters are raised in the same area as the Totten Inlet Oysters but they are two different species and have different flavor profiles. There are over 60 varieties of oyster marketed in the Pacific Northwest, but Totten Virginicas are are the only Virginica species (that I am aware of) which is grown on the West Coast.

Totten Virginica Oysters are cultivated by Taylor Shellfish Farms who describe them as having “an attractive pear shape with a somewhat flat top shell and slightly concave bottom shell. The edge is smoother than, and lacks the sharp flutes of, the Pacific and Kumamoto. The meat color is a beige-cream with a thin slightly black or brown trimmed mantle.”

Type: Crassostrea gigas
Harvest Location: Totten Inlet, South Puget Sound, WA
Flavor Profile: Totten Virginica Oysters have a springy texture with a sweet, briny, clean flavor and a mineral finish.
Size: 3"
Pack Size: 60 count

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