Wild Maine Belon Oysters

Belons, also known as European Flats, were brought over from Europe in the 1950s, and since then, has grown wildly in the waters of Maine. Our Belons are harvested by divers even during the winters. Contrary to popular belief, Belon Oysters are not that uncommon. We, ourselves, band and sell over 10,000 Belons a week! Most people either love them or hate them, but a true oyster connoisseur will learn to appreciate them.

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Harpswell Island, Casco Bay, Midcoast Maine

Size and Availability
3 to 4 inches | October through May

Flavor Profile
Strong brine with a smooth, creamy meat and an intense copper finish

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Large cold tides provide a strong marine influence and introduce an abundance of food
  • Bottom Makeup: Pebbled bottom

Growout Method
Our Belons grow wild in 10-20 feet of water. Fishermen dive the bottom from September through June and harvest to order for us! Time to Market: 3-4 years