Vineyard Salt Oysters
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Size: 3.5 inches
Appearance: Medium to deep cups, white to brown shells
Flavor Profile: Plump, silky, and very salty! Clean and briny finish.
- Salinity: 3.1% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Small tidal range of 2-3 feet. The breachway to ocean allows fresh nutrients in daily
- Bottom Makeup: Sand-mud with some eelgrass vegetation
Seed is started in an upweller by the town shellfish department, then spread on the bottom for growout in the wild. Harvested by fishermen. Time to market: 2 years.
Sengekontacket Pond - Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts