Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) are popular because they are extremely hearty and they have a highly-prized, mild flavor: fresh, clean and briny sweet. These Pacifics measure 2.5 to 3 inches long.
Originally from Japan, the Pacific oyster is the most widely cultured oyster in the world. The Pacific oyster was brought to Washington State to save the oyster industry when the native Olympia became depleted.
Shucked Pacific oyster meat is also available.