James River Oysters

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
James River Estuary - Southern Virginia

Size and Availability
3.5+ inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Mild and meaty – the perfect oyster for stuffing, grilling, or baking

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 2.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Incoming tides bring some salt influence
  • Bottom Makeup: Mud/sand mix with oyster shells and live oyster reefs

Growout Method
Wild oyster that sets on oyster reefs on the bottom