Pirate Pearls

CULTIVATED OYSTER

FLAVOR buttery
SALINITY medium
SHELL SIZE medium
CUP DEPTH moderate
AVAILABLE year-round
GROWN IN Bay River
CULTIVATED BY Doug and Don Cross

Named for eastern North Carolina’s beloved pirate lore, the Pirate Pearl is a true treasure tucked away in the pristine, tea-colored waters of the Pamlico River. While generally lower on the salinity scale, the meat has a reddish hue, and often a unique flavor we haven’t seen in any of our other NC oysters.

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