Quonnie Rock Oysters
Quonochontaug, Rhode Island


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: September - December
Size: 3.5 inches
Appearance: Pearly shells, with green hues, medium cup
Flavor: Explosive briny rush with full meat and a sweet lingering limestone finish

 

 


site details

  • 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