Helford Native Oysters (M-L)

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Helford Native Oysters are sustainably harvested by hand in inter-tidal waters at Port Navas Creek, Helford River, Cornwall, England.

Renowned for its traditional oyster beds, Port Navas Creek is one of seven creeks off the Helford River and lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Helford Native Oysters have been fished from the Helford River, Cornwall since Roman times.

Available: Seasonal - 1 September to 30 April each year.

In Stock: Yes. At times Native Oysters may be out of stock due to adverse tides and/or weather.

Size: Small, Medium, Large.

Freshest and finest oysters possible
Helford Native Oysters develop from seed to market size at Belvelly Channel and then at Port Navas Creek, Helford River (takes 4 to 5 years).

Once harvested, these oysters are cleaned and purified in filtered natural seawater, packed live to order in boxes, and dispatched from the oyster fishery's depuration and dispatch centre (Monday to Thursday), for next day courier delivery to our clients' addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday to Friday).

Store and consume
For the freshest and best flavour, store Native Oysters in the fridge and consume within 2-3 days from delivery. Oysters can be consumed raw or cooked.

How to Store & Best Before Guide for Oysters/Shellfish

Ingredients: Oysters (molluscs).

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Helford Native Oyster

 

Shells: Rounded, smooth.

 

Shell cup depth: Medium.

 

Brininess: 5/10.

 

Meat to shell ratio: 8/10.

 

Meat: Plump, silky.

 

Succession of flavour notes:

1. Fresh clean sea.

2. Light seaweed, cucumber.

3. Subtle tin finish.

 

Disclaimer. This taste review is our own opinion. Each oyster is unique with flavour influences by its waters, climates and seasons.

 

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Note: Minimum order is 24 Oysters.

The Port Navas oyster fishery carries out re-population practices to increase Native Oyster stocks in Port Navas Creek and the Helford River. Over time, Helford Native Oysters should become abundant in these waters.

 

These Native Oysters currently start life in specially made ponds (of about 30 metres in length and 30 metres in width and a few metres deep) in Cork, Ireland. When the oyster seeds reach 5mm in size, they are moved to waters at nearby Belvelly Channel where they develop to market size. After that, they are moved to Port Navas Creek, Helford River, Cornwall, England to develop further and benefit from the nutrient-rich waters of the Helford River. This entire process takes 4 to 5 years.

 

The Port Navas oyster fishery covers an area of inter-tidal waters at the Helford River, near the village of Port Navas, Helford, Cornwall, England. Oysters have been cultivated and landed at Port Navas since medieval times to date. The Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm situated on the Helford River in South West Cornwall is an ancient private fishery, and is part of the private estate of the Duke of Cornwall.

 

The Helford River is part of a Special Area of Conservation, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

The village of Port Navas (called "Cove" until the 19th century) is at the head of Port Navas Creek (one of seven creeks off the Helford River). Port Navas is located within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

Helford Native Oysters are featured on menus at a top oyster bars, restaurants and hotels in the UK.

 

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Helford Native Oysters from Helford River, Cornwall, England.

 

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In Stock. Delivery to addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday to Friday). Choose delivery date at checkout. At the latest, order by 12 noon for next day delivery.

Prices are per Oyster. Minimum order is 12 Oysters for this Product alone; or 6 Oysters when combined with Other Products shown at the bottom of this page.

  • £1.79
  • Ex Tax: £1.79
  • 24 or more £1.75

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This product has a minimum quantity of 6