La Saint Simon Oyster
Shippagan, New Brunswick
The La Saint Simon Oyster from Shippagan, New Brunswick is one-of-a-kind oyster because it has an amazingly dynamic flavor -- wonderful briny start, then transforms on the palate into sweet, buttery goodness down the throat. Describing it in words does not do it justice.
Availability: Year Round
Appearance: Petite and Uniform, Hard Shells
Flavor: Briny with creamy finish
- Salinity: 2.3% to 2.7% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: 5 ft. tides fed from Chaleur Bay
- Bottom Makeup: Eelgrass beds
Seed is produced in their own hatchery during the winter. In May, 2mm seed is transferred to upwellers. Seed is moved to floating bags at 7mm in size and grown out using surface culture methods. Time to market: 4 to 6 years.