FLAVOR meaty and herbaceous; sweet finish
SHELL SIZE medium
CUP DEPTH deep
GROWN IN Masonboro Sound near Wilmington
CULTIVATED BY James Hargrove of Middle Sound Mariculture
Masonboro Pearls are meaty with a high salinity and an earthy, herbaceous flavor. They are excellent shucked raw or lightly steamed. For a good roasting oyster, turn to Middle Sound Mariculture’s Tarheel Tiderunners.