Judd Cove Oyster

Crassostrea gigas

Judd Cove oysters are grown in Judd Cove on Orcas Island in Washington states’ beautiful San Juan Islands.  Judd Cove is a small area located within the larger East Sound, which almost divides the island in half.  The region has some of the cleanest water in the state of Washington.  They are grown in an off-bottom type of culture called rack and bag, in which large mesh grow out bags are supported about 12 inches above the substrate by, in this case, PVC tubing.  This provides the oysters with an excellent food supply, as water circulates all around them, and the result is a deep cupped, well-shaped oyster that is usually plump with glycogen, or body fat, and that is salty and sweet.  They finish with a wonderful watermelon rind-like aftertaste.

Judd Cove Oyster
Judd Cove Oyster - Marinelli Shellfish Co.