Rappahannock River Oysters
Crassostrea virginica

Characteristics

  • 3-3.5 inches in size
  • Premium Choice oyster
  • High-end oysters
  • 100 count per case
  • Very consistent oyster in quality and size
  • Sushi Name: Kaki
  • Farmed in Virginia
  • Live
  • Product of U.S.A.

 Ocean Wise Recommended

The Rappahannock River remains a remarkably pristine waterway, with vast stretches seemingly unchanged since European settlement – 61% of its watershed is still forested, 35% is in cropland, leaving a mere 4% designated ‘urban.’  What makes the location so unique for oysters is its tie to the freshwaters of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The farm is situated near the mouth of the Rappahannock, where the full force of the river meets the Chesapeake Bay. The influence of the mineral rich freshwaters is unmistakable and accounts for the oyster’s trademark ‘sweetness.’ The low salinity (a mere 15ppt) gives you a hint of the sea while allowing the complexity of the animal shine through. Since flavor depends less on what you eat, but rather what you eat ate, it’s critical to have a healthy, diverse system in which to grow. The lower salinities not only afford you more diversity, but a lower dose of salt so that you can truly taste that diversity.


OceanPrime Sustainable Seafood info:

> Best Choice
> Farmed, Suspended Culture
> International
> Sustainable Seafood Item No. to Order

  • 100ct: 516468

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Canada L4L 9C1

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