Maldon Native Oysters (XL)

Avail Sep 2018 Maldon Native Oysters (XL)

Maldon Native Oysters are wild and sustainably fished from traditional Native Oyster beds in sub-tidal waters at the Blackwater River Estuary, Maldon, Essex, England.

Available in four sizes (S to XL), Maldon Native Oysters are harvested by one of the largest oyster farms and oyster producers in the UK.

Maldon Native Oysters have been fished from the River Blackwater Estuary since Roman times.

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

In Stock: No. Returns next UK Native Oyster Season (from 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2019).

Size: Extra Large.

Freshest oysters possible
Maldon Native Oysters remain in the River Blackwater Estuary from seed until market size (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 by the oyster farm'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
Store oysters in the fridge and consume within three days from delivery. Oysters can be consumed raw or cooked. How to Store Oysters 

Ingredients: Oysters (molluscs).

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Maldon Native Oyster

 

Shells: Rounded, smooth.

 

Shell cup depth: Medium.

 

Brininess: 5/10.

 

Meat to shell ratio: 8/10.

 

Meat: Plump, firm.

 

Succession of flavour notes:

1. Earthy.

2. Woody and nutty.

3. Sweet and salty.

 

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 12 Oysters; or 6 Oysters when this Product is combined with any of the 'Other Products' shown below.

Established in 1960, and family owned and operated; Maldon oyster farm covers about 3,500 acres of inter-tidal waters at the River Blackwater Estuary, near the seaside town of Maldon and nearby Osea Island, Essex, England.

 

The River Blackwater Estuary is the estuary between Maldon and West Mersea in Essex (an area of 13,700 acres); and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and a Designated Special Area of Conservation. An area of 10,860 acres is a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance and a Special Protection Area. An area of 2,715 acres is a National Nature Reserve.

 

Maldon oyster farm is one of the largest oyster farms and largest producers of Pacific Oysters in the UK.

 

Maldon oyster farm works with the authorities to ensure that oysters are cultivated and harvested without adverse impact on the River Blackwater Estuary and its delicate eco-systems and important salt marshes.

 

For many years, Maldon oyster farm has invested in the successful repopultaion of Native Oyster beds in the River Blackwater Estuary for the future.

 

Maldon Pacific Oysters are featured on menus at top oyster bars, restaurants, and hotels in the UK and overseas.

 

Oysters have been fished from the River Blackwater Estuary since Roman times...

 

Maldon oyster farm surrounds Osea Island (about 380 square acres in size). Osea Island has a rich and diverse history; and has been occupied for over 5,000 years with remains that date back to Neolithic villages. The Romans lived on Osea Island, and they: built the causeway (from the isalnd to the mainland), the salt works, the pottery, farmed arable crops, and fished for oysters and other seafood from the River Blackwater Estuary. After the Norman Conquest, William the Conquerer passed Osea Island to his nephew as a present. Over the centuries, this tradition has continued, and the island has been passed on to crusaders and noblemen who have pleased the royal family. Today, Osea Island is owned by music producer Nigel Frieda; and is fitted out for luxury holidays and events...in fact, the entire island is available for private hire!

 

Osea Island and the River Blackwater Estuary that surrounds the island is famous for its unique ecology, rare plants, bird and marine life.

 

About a mile west of Osea Island is Northey Island. Owned by the National Trust; Northey Island is part of an ancient landscape, and is popular with bird watchers.

 

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One Courier Fee applies for this product and 'Other Products' shown below. 
Note: Minimum order is 12 Oysters; or 6 Oysters when this Product is combined with any of the 'Other Products' shown below.

Maldon Oysters from River Blackwater Estuary, Essex, England.

 

Maps by Simply Oysters. Circles indicate approximate locations; not to scale.

 

Google Map of 51.863195, -1.489692


Google Map of 51.723546, 0.746424

 

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One Courier Fee applies for this product and 'Other Products' shown below. 
Note: Minimum order is 12 Oysters; or 6 Oysters when this Product is combined with any of the 'Other Products' shown below.

Please scroll to the bottom of THIS PAGE to see Other Products available from this producer. One Courier Fee applies for this producer and Smoked Fish.

Out of Stock. Returns next UK Native Oyster Season (September 2018 to April 2019).

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.

  • Brand: Maldon
  • Product Code: MALDNXL
  • Availability: Avail Sep 2018
  • £0.00
  • Ex Tax: £0.00
This product has a minimum quantity of 6