Deepwater Wellfleet Oysters

Harvest Locations
Outer Wellfleet Harbor - Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Size and Availability
3.5 inches | Limited - Check for availability

Flavor Profile
Saltier than inshore counterparts due to depth and proximity to Cape Cod Bay. Overflowing meats with seaweed finish.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • 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.