Salutation Cove Oysters
Prince Edward Island, Canada


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: 
April through January
Size: 3.5 inches
Appearance: Small, uniform, white to green shells
Flavor: Very briny and buttery with a clean, salty finish. Good shape.

 


site details

  • Salinity: 3.5% = 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Currents from Northumberland Strait
  • Bottom Makeup: Hard packed red clay with eel grass

Growout Method
 

Wild seed is caught, then grown-out by spreading it on the bottom. Harvested by traditional tonging. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.

Harvest Locations
Salutation Cove / South Side - Prince Edward Island, Canada


the Grower

We’ve got over a hundred years of experience between all the boys here. My father was a fishermen all his life, and he always loved oysters, lobsters, and the sea since he was young. And we kind of got that trait from our father. We all love working together with each other, my brothers and I. There are three owners of the business, me and my two other brothers. Our business has been around for over 10 years.

It’s a family owned business. My two sons work here, my younger brother’s two sons work here, and we all work as brothers and family together. We enjoy working. We enjoy each other’s company. And hopefully we enjoy it as much as everybody enjoys Five Star oysters because they’re top of the line, and some of the best tasting oysters in the world.

 Troy Jeffery
Five Star Shellfish