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Blue Point Oyster
Westport & Norwalk Islands, CT
Blue Points have been a fixture on oyster menus since the early 1800s when wild oysters were harvested in Long Island's Great South Bay near the town of Blue Point, NY. These bottom-planted, Long Island Sound oysters are harvested from the famous oyster beds of Norwalk and Westport, Connecticut. Shallow waters, swift currents and sandy bottoms provide the conditions necessary for raising them to be unique in shape and color. A Queen Victoria favorite, these oysters are an American staple and a sure crowd-pleaser.
- Specie:Crassostrea virginica
- Origin:Westport & Norwalk Islands, CT(USA)
- Wild: 24 to 36 months
- Average Size:3.5 inches
Medium salinity, springy meat, and a light mineral finish.
Oyster seed is harvested by boat dredges from wild managed beds, then transplanted to private leases for bottom growout.
- Tides:Cold, nutrient-rich, shallow waters and swift currents from Long Island Sound.
- Bottom:Oyster cultch and sand.