Washburn Island Oyster
Falmouth, Massachusetts


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: 
Year-round
Size: 3.75 inches
Flavor Profile: Very full meats with an amazing salty and creamy flavor


site details

  • Salinity: 2.9% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: 2 to 4 ft. tides from the Vineyard Sound currents
  • Bottom Makeup: Packed mud bottom - perfect for bottom culture

Growout Method
 

Oyster seed is started in an upweller and then moved to floating cages for the first season. At about 2", the seed is spread on the bottom for growout. Harvested by small boats and dredge. Time to market: 1.5 to 2 years.

Harvest Locations
Waquoit Bay - Falmouth, Massachusetts