The South Lake Select brand is synonymous with quality. South Lake Select are our curated surface cultivated crop. These oysters have been carefully selected for finishing on our South Lake leases. You may see some variation in the shell colouring but make no mistake - these oysters embody South Lake. South Lake Select is a premium brand oyster.
These oysters are cultivated in floating bags and typically take 3-4 years to reach harvest size. Every two weeks during the spring, summer and fall seasons each bags is turned out of the water for two days. We do this to control any predators and also to tumble the oysters within the bags to improve shape, meat quality, and shell thickness. Each year the oysters are taken out of the bags and tumbled for resizing and to inspect overall performance. Any oysters that are overstocked or growing too slowly are transferred to one of our bottom cultivation sites. During the winter the bags are sunk to the bottom and remain on site underneath the ice.
South Lake, PEI
The South Lake Select shells vary in colour with mottled blonde, brown, black, and green colourings depending on their original source area.
The South Lake Select meats are incredible. Full to overflowing with sweet and salty undertones and a lobster-like finish.