Chesapeake Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

Chesapeake Oysters are a generic name for East Coast oysters from the Chesapeake oyster region on the Maryland and Virginia coasts.  They could be from any of the waters in the region.  You are better of purchasing oysters from a specific appellation of the region: Rappahannock, York River, James River, Chincoteague, Stingray, Paramour, or Old Salt.

Chesapeake Oyster
Location Chesapeake Bay area, USA
Species Virginica Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 4″
Oyster Cultivation Probably wild bottom culture
Oyster Flavor Profile Undefined as this could be any one of many oysters.


See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your Chesapeake Oysters.

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