Oyster Trivia

How long does it take a Pacific oyster to reach market size? 9-24 months.

How long does it take a Kumamoto oyster to reach market size? 24-60 months.

How long do oysters live if not disturbed? About 20 years, sometimes more.

How many eggs can a healthy female oyster produce annually? About 50 million.

How much water does an oyster filter daily? About 40 gallons.

What state in the United States produces the most oysters? Washington.

What is the smallest mature oyster in the marketplace? Olympia.

Are pearls very common in Pacific oysters? Not very, most pearls are cultured in Asia.

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