Species: Crassostrea Virginica
Location: Johns River, Pemaquid, Maine
Size: 3-4 inches, market size
Johns River Oysters are started in a local hatchery in the Damariscotta River. When the Oysters reach 6 months age, Oyster farmer Dave Cheney transplants them to his 4 acre Oyster beds in Johns River. When mature (2-2.5 years), the oysters are diver-harvested. Dave believes that the Oysters grow fast and strong in the Damariscotta River and the ‘finishing’ in the Johns River creates a special taste due to the water makeup and proximity to fresh water streams and the ocean.
Large, briny, plump and refreshing are traits of these beautiful green tinted Oysters .