Plum Island Oysters
Estuaries of Ipswich, Massachusetts
Size and Availability
3.75 inches | Limited - November through March
Extremely plump - buttery and sweet with a hint of salt. A rare oyster from the cold waters of the North Shore of Massachusetts.
Flavor Influenced By
- Salinity: 2.6% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Freshwater input of rivers and streams - much colder waters than Cape Cod
- Bottom Makeup: Clean sand and rocks with seaweed
Wild oyster beds in up to 8 ft. of water at low tide. Fishermen hand-pick or bull-rake these oysters at low tide. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.