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Chincoteague Oyster

Chincoteague, VA
Grown in the waters surrounding Chincoteague Island and Assateague National Wildlife Refuge, these classic Virginia salt oysters are true to its name: salt, salt, and more salt. Past the brine, the oyster’s clean, mellow flavor will have you wanting more. If you're looking for a briny oyster, the Chincoteague Salt Oyster will fit the bill.


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Chincoteague, VA
  • Farmed: 18 to 24 months
  • Average Size:
    3.25+ inches
  • Available:
Flavor Profile
A sharp and distinct brine with a mild earthy finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Triploid oysters are cage and tray cultured.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Swift flow of the Assateague Channels.
  • Bottom:
    Sandy shores and clean bottom
the Grower

The Ballard family of Ballard Fish and Oyster Company has been producing great oysters for more than 115 years. Today, the 5th generation has taken the helm and is still producing great shellfish. Through its extensive history, the Ballard Fish and Oyster Company has acquired exceptional shellfish growing grounds along Virginia’s eastern shore.