Deepwater Wellfleet Oysters
Wellfleet Harbor, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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.
- Salinity: 3.1% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Large tides - dynamics of Cape Cod Bay
- Bottom Makeup: Clean sand and seaweed
Wild oyster beds are 15 to 30 ft. deep. Fishermen drag oyster dredges from boats. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.
Outer Wellfleet Harbor - Cape Cod, Massachusetts