Belon

Belon

Regular price $ 47

Harpswell, Maine

Belons, also known as European Flats, were brought over from Europe in the 1950s, and since then have grown wildly in the waters of Maine. "Our Belons are harvested by divers even during the winters. Contrary to popular belief, Belon Oysters are not that uncommon. Most people either love them or hate them, but a true oyster connoisseur will learn to appreciate them." Pangea Shellfish

mineral  |  lemony  |  full of heart

3 - 4.5 inches

Pairs Perfectly with:

  1. Skipping Stones
  2. Finding Your Sea Legs
  3. A Sweet Riesling
  4. Freckles on Your Nose

FromtheFarm

Pangea Shellfish

Our Belons grow wild in 10-20 feet of water. Fishermen dive the bottom in scuba gear and bring them to shore where they are cleaned and sorted.  Divers work from September through June and harvest to order for us! Time to Market: 3-4 years

The Gritty Details:

Seed is grown to 2 inches in floating bags and then planted on the bottom. Colder water slows growth, but enables a harder shell. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.

Flavor Influenced by:

  1. Salinity: 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  2. Tides: Large cold tides introduce abundance of food
  3. Bottom Makeup: Pebbles