Popponesset Oysters
Popponesset Spit - Mashpee, Massachusetts

Grown in the protected area of Popponesset Spit, these oysters have a wonderful combination of the briny, bright waters of Nantucket Sound and the sweet, freshwater influence from Popponesset Bay. The gentle tidal flow allows a steady influx of nutrients and allows the oysters to grow into beautifully deep-cupped treasures.


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: April through December
Size: 
3.5 inches
Appearance: Tan and black shells with gentle fluting and deep cups
Flavor: Medium brine with supple meats and a gentle lingering mineral finish


site details

  • Salinity: 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity

  • Tides: Small tides 3 to 4 ft. with influence from Nantucket Sound

  • Bottom Makeup: Clean sandy bottom

Growout Method
 
Oyster seed is floated in fine mesh bags and moved to off-bottom cages after the first growing season. Time to market: 2 years