A Taylor exclusive. The Shigoku is a tumbled Pacific, giving them their trade mark shape and firm deep cup
Crassostrea gigas: Meaning ultimate in Japanese. “A small, dense, cornucopia of an oyster (with) a light, clean taste of cucumber and salt, (and) a finish of water chestnut and Jerusalem artichoke. They grow in floating bags, but are attached to stationary lines and floats that rise and fall with the tides, the result being that the oysters get tumbled twice a day, which continuously chips off the oysters’ growing edge and forces them to ‘cup up,’ getting scoop-shaped and pushing against the limits of their shell as they grow”. From Rowan Jacobsen, author of “Geography of Oysters”.