Bottom cultivated or Wild
The Red Head Select brand is synonymous with quality. Red Head Select are our curated bottom grown crop. These oysters have been carefully selected from our bottom cultivation sites as well as the public fishery. Red Head Selects are counted among the best of Prince Edward Island's world class oysters. Red Head Select is a premium brand oyster.
We believe that each case of Red Head Selects tells a unique story and our goal is to pass on as much of that story as possible. You will notice that some cases will be marked as "Wild" and others will be "Bottom Cultivated".
The "Wild" oysters are harvested by a small group of dedicated public fishers. These fishers harvest using the traditional oyster tongs and search far and wide across Prince Edward Island for our select oysters.
The "Bottom Cultivated" oysters are harvested from our own private leases using our custom designed harvesting barge. Imagine oysters being lifted from the sea floor on a cushion of high pressure water and landing onto a conveyor belt that conveniently (for us) delivers them onto our barge.
Typically available Spring/Summer/Fall
The Red Head Select shells are variable. Colourings can be green, blonde, brown, black, or even white.
The Red Head Select meats are consistently full bodied. We often are able to ship them out directly from their original harvest location to showcase the flavour variations of each river or bay.