Size: 3.5 inches
Availability: October through January
Flavor Profile: Sweet and briny; robust meat. Dry wine taste with a mineral finish.
- Salinity: 2.9% to 3.2% varies with tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Strong current daily. Usually 3+ knots
- Bottom Makeup: Sand with rocky shoreline
Wild oysters are set on the rocky shoreline. Time to market: 3 years.
Westport Estuary - Westport, Massachusetts (Entrance of Buzzards Bay near the MA/RI border)