Summerside Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Summerside Oysters are an Atlantic oyster from one of the Prince Edward Island oyster appellations in Canada. They are cultivated in Salutation Cove which receives two strong tidal surges each day which provide rich nutrients for the oysters. Because of this, both the Summerside and Bedeque Bay oysters which are cultivated here grow twice as fast as the other Prince Edward Island oysters. These rich nutrients also add to the distinctive taste of these oysters which are stronger flavored than the typically light flavor of Canadian Maritime oysters.


Summerside Oyster
Location Salutation Cove, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Species Virginica Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
Oyster Availability Year around
Size up to 3 1/2″
Oyster Cultivation Bottom culture
Oyster Flavor Profile Summerside Oysters have deep cups with firm, plump meats, a medium salinity and a clean crisp finish.


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