James River Oysters
James River Estuary – Southern Virginia
Size and Availability
3.5+ inches | Year-round
Mild and sweet, full of meat with a very mild finish. A good oyster for eating raw, steamed, grilled for stuffing or baking.
Flavor Influenced By
- Salinity: 2.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Incoming tides bring some salt influence
- Bottom Makeup: Mud/sand mix with oyster shells and live oyster reefs
Wild oyster that sets on the bottom of oyster reefs.