Shell colour is a mixture of shades of grey, brown white or green.
- Cultured oysters are available year-round
- PEI oysters are nutritious and rich in protein, minerals and vitamins.
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The Prince Edward Island oyster industry, along with its famous Malpeque oysters, have earned a world-renowned reputation for their supreme quality, great taste, and can be found in fine dining establishments, oyster bars, and kitchens across the world.
Oysters grown on the bottom are harvested with traditional tongs operated by hand from a dory. Off bottom and water column oyster growers can also harvest oysters with larger boats and hydraulic booms. After harvest, oysters are culled, cleaned and graded. Undersized oysters are placed back in the water to continue to grow. PEI cultured oysters are harvested all year round, even though the ice in Winter.
“They are good transitional oysters, bigger and bolder than Beausoleils or Kusshis, but still light-bodied and clean on the finish. Easy to eat, with the perfect balance of sweetness, brine, and pickle-like liveliness, they make great accompaniments to a pint of lager.”
(From: A Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Oyster Eating in North America by Rowan Jacobsen)