Poole Rock Oysters

£0.90£1.10

These oysters are farmed in the warm, plankton rich waters of Poole Harbour, on the South Coast of England. They have a delicious nutty flavor, and have a good shelf life especially in the cooler months. They are available all year round.

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The farm has been producing shellfish in Poole for over thirty years and uses innovative techniques to produce these lovely oysters. Oyster seed is produced in a hatchery and then grown in mesh bags hung on a nursery raft until it reaches a suitable size to be laid on the seabed. This generally takes about 1 year, so the oyster is large enough to withstand any attack from crabs.

Once laid on the seabed the oysters grow quickly to market size and are harvested by a remarkable craft dubbed the “eco-harvester”. Water jets blow the oysters onto a stainless steel conveyor and into the barge, where sizeable oysters are selected and anything too small is returned unharmed to the seabed.

The harvested oysters are held in a floating storage system prior to dispatch to ensure a good shelf life. Overnight transport takes the oysters to the depuration and packing centre at Rossmore Oysters.

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