Washburn Island Oyster

Harvest Locations
Waquoit Bay - Falmouth, Massachusetts

Size and Availability
3.75 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Very full meats with an amazing salty and creamy flavor.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • 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.

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