If oysters are available year-round, then what makes oyster season special?
The Oyster Season does not work in the way that most would expect of a seasonal delicacy. Oyster are available to be harvested and eaten during any month out of the year. However, it is commonly known that the best time to eat oysters is during the colder months as opposed to during the summer.
What makes the months of September through April Oyster Season?
There is no reason not to enjoy a batch of oysters during a hot summer day; however, they might be thinner than a regular batch of oysters during Oyster Season. Oysters spend much of the summer months reproducing so those harvested are thin. As the waters grow colder, the oysters end their spawning period and grow to their largest size. This begins what many refer to as the Oyster Season as the oysters caught during these months are more plump and at the peak of freshness.