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Chesapeake Bay Oyster
Chesapeake Bay, VA
In the 1600s, oysters in the Chesapeake Bay were so abundant that the oysters were filtering the bay's waters once a week. As technology improved during the Industrial Age, numbers of wild Chesapeake oysters began to decline due to over-harvesting and reef destruction. Recently, public and private interests in reviving the bay have allowed oyster populations to rebound. Gradually, the Chesapeake Oyster is making a comeback with their full and plump meats, and we are glad that we can offer them.
- Specie:Crassostrea virginica
- Origin:Chesapeake Bay, VA(USA)
- Wild: 24 to 36 months
- Average Size:3.5 inches
Very mild, but meaty. High yields, but low salt content.
Wild oysters set on the shells of previous oyster generations to form "oyster reefs."
- Tides:Large flushing tides with a lot of freshwater input.
- Bottom:Mud and oyster reef bottom.