ORIGIN: Sykes Island, Jervis Inlet, BC
SIZE: Extra Small to Small
FLAVOUR PROFILE: Flavour is cucumber, crisp brine, with sweet finish. Shell colour purple, gold, ivory.
NOTES: Grown suspended in baskets from long lines in the deep cold waters off Sykes Island in Jervis Inlet. This is the pioneer brand of tray culture in Canada. Pearl Bays have a delicate meat and shell. Tray suspension protects the oysters from predators, mud, sand and silt. Grown in trays suspended off the ocean floor on rafts or long-lines. The characteristics of a tray product are a deep-cup, clean, barnacle free shell and have weaker abductor muscles for easy shucking.
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