Guernsey Pacific Oysters (M)
Guernsey Pacific Oysters are harvested from a small area of fast and large inter-tidal waters at Herm Island, three miles from Guernsey Island, Channel Islands.
Herm Island is a very small island and measures about 1.5 miles in length by .5 mile in width.
Available: All year.
In Stock: No.
Size: Medium (80-110g approx).
Freshest and finest oysters possible
Guernsey Pacific Oysters remain at Herm Island, from seed until harvested for market.
Once harvested, these oysters are cleaned and purified in natural seawater, packed live to order in boxes, and dispatched by the oyster farm's depuration and dispatch centre (Monday to Thursday), for next day courier delivery to our clients' addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday to Friday).
Store and consume
Store oysters in the fridge and consume within five days from delivery.
Oysters can be consumed raw or cooked.
How to Store Oysters
Guernsey Pacific Oyster
Shells: Elongated, fluted.
Shell cup depth: Medium.
Meat to shell ratio: 7/10.
Meat: Plump, soft.
Succession of flavour notes:
2. Green grass, lettuce.
Disclaimer. This taste review is our own opinion. Each oyster is unique with flavour influences by its waters, climates and seasons.
Under new ownership March 2016, and family owned and operated; Guernsey oyster farm covers a small area of fast inter-tidal waters at Herm Island, Channel Islands.
Herm Island is 2 kilometres (.77 miles) square and has a population of about 60. Herm Island is three miles from Guernsey Island and attracts tourists from April to September each year.
Herm Island experiences one of the fastest tidal ranges in the world.
Herm Island is a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance.
Guernsey Pacific Oysters take 18 to 24 months to reach market size.
Guernsey Pacific Oysters are featured on menus at top restaurants and hotels on Guernsey Island.
Guernsey Pacific Oysters from Herm Island, Bailiwick of Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Maps by Simply Oysters. Circle indicates approximate location; not to scale.