Damariscotta River, Maine
A "Maine institution" well-known for their full meats, pristine flavor, and hearty shells, Pemaquid Oysters are one of the Northeast's most beloved bivalves. These are a Pangea favorite grown by Dodge Cove Oysters, one of the first oyster farms in Maine.
Availability: April through December
Size: 3.75 inches
Appearance: White shells, deep uniform cups
Flavor: Deep and meaty with a powerful brine.
- Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Large 10 ft. tides provide strong marine influence and introduces an abundance of food
- Bottom Makeup: A thin layer of silt over marine clay
Their own prized seed is grown in floating bags to 2 inches, and then planted on the bottom. Time to market: 3 to 4 years. (Colder water = slower growth = harder shell!)