Cape Breton Oysters
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
North Harbour / Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Size and Availability
3 inches | June through January
Moderately briny, light with a fresh sea air finish.
Flavor Influenced By
- Salinity: 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Medium tides - strong ocean influence balanced with minimal freshwater input
- Bottom Makeup: Graveled bottom
Farmed in 5 to 10 ft. of water. Started in mesh bags and moved to the bottom for growout. Time to market: 4 years (due to frigid waters).