These are the mussels by which all others are compared when it comes to taste! From the oldest, commercial mussel farm in North America, these mussels have won international mussel taste contests and always tend to amaze! Rope cultured and harvested to order by our crew at Penn Cove Shellfish,LLC, in the certified clean waters of Penn Cove on Whidbey Island, Washington, located about sixty miles northwest of Seattle. Our rope culture grow out system enable the mussels to grow to harvest size within one year. They typically spawn in the early spring and are therefore wonderful during the summer months and in to the winter. The fast growth rate in the nutrient rich waters insures a firm texture with a flavor sweeter than any other mussels, with not a trace of sand or grit. Since they grow so fast, the shells are thin and the meats are very full, yielding more mussels per pound and portions per pound than other mussels (approximately 25-30 mussels per pound).
As a 100% transparent and sustainable seafood supplier, Royal Hawaiian was one of the first seafood processors in the country to collaborate with the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch program to ensure that we only sell products from fisheries that are responsibly harvested or aquacultured.