Pacific oyster

Definition

Food

  • A variety of disease-resistant oyster, Crassostrea gigas, used to restock many European farmed oyster beds wiped out by disease in the 1970s. Has a craggier and deeper shell than the Portuguese oyster and can grow to 30 cm but normally sold at 6 to 12 cm.
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