Parrot Island Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Parrot Island Oysters are one of the oyster appellations from the Chesapeake Bay region off the Maryland and Virginia coasts. They are an aquaculture off-bottom rack & bag raised oyster near Parrot Island by the mouth of the Rappahannock River which is the source of it’s nutrients. This location is far enough from the open ocean’s full salinity to create an oyster with a mild brininess.


Parrot Island Oyster
Location Parrot Island, Rappahannock River, Chesapeake Bay Region, Virginia
Species Virginica Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Rack & Bag culture
Oyster Flavor Profile Parrot Island Oysters have creamy meats with a mild salinity and slightly sweet flavor.

See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters. Visit the Parrot Island Oyster website for more information about this oyster.


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