Deepwater Wellfleet Oysters
Wellfleet Harbor, Cape Cod, Massachusetts


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: Limited
Size: 3.5 inches
Appearance: Large green shells, very deep cup
Flavor: Saltier than inshore counterparts due to depth and proximity to Cape Cod Bay. Overflowing meats with seaweed finish.

 


site details

  • Salinity: 3.1% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Large tides - dynamics of Cape Cod Bay
  • Bottom Makeup: Clean sand and seaweed

Growout Method

Wild oyster beds are 15 to 30 ft. deep. Fishermen drag oyster dredges from boats. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.

Harvest Locations
Outer Wellfleet Harbor - Cape Cod, Massachusetts