Rappahannock River Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

Rappahannock River Oysters are one of the oyster appellations from the Chesapeake Bay region off the Maryland and Virginia coasts and have been cultivated here since 1899. They are a classic East Coast oyster and should be tasted by any oyster lover. They are cultivated in the Rappahannock River near Topping Virginia where they are far enough from the ocean to create an oyster with a low salinity.

Rappahannock River Oyster
Location Rappahannock River, Chesapeake Region, Virginia
Species Virginica Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Off-bottom Rack & Bag
Oyster Flavor Profile Rappahannock River Oysters are a fabulous oyster. They have buttery, tender meats with a mild brininess, sweet flavor and clean finish.

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

See our list of Where to buy Raw Oysters.

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