Quonnie Rock Oysters

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Quonochontaug Pond -- Charlestown, Rhode Island

Size and Availability
3.5 inches | September - December

Flavor Profile
Explosive briny rush with full meat and a sweet lingering limestone finish

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Gentle 3 foot tidal range with waters from Block Island Sound
  • Bottom Makeup: Sand and boulders

Growout Method
Upweller seed is moved to a floating cage nursery, graduating to trays and then bottom planted. Time to Market: 18 to 24 months