Species: Crassostrea virginica (Eastern)
Grow-out Method: Combined Australian and French farming techniques – Grown primarily on 300-foot suspended longline
Description: The Duke is Royalty amongst oysters. They endure a rigorous dry and tumble schedule to develop a thick, clean shell and large adductor muscle. The tides groom these oysters to perfection before they are sorted by hand and purged with the raw seawater to ensure peak quality. The Dukes of Topsail Sound are extremely salty with a sweet taste and firm texture finished with complex flavors of long leaf pine forests that extend from neighboring Holly Shelter Game-lands to the Blue Ridge Mountains.