Stingray Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

Stingray 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 in Mobjack Bay which provides them with the rich nutrients and mild salinity which gives them the reputation of being the quintessential Chesapeake Bay oyster.  Stringray oysters are named after their chief predator, but the rack & bag cultivation method protects them.


Stingray Oyster
Location Mobjack Bay, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
Species Virginica Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Off-bottom Rack & Bag
Oyster Flavor Profile Stingray Oysters are plump and sweet with a mild brininess and a clean, crisp 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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