At Klemmings Oysters we work with two kinds of oysters. The oysters we pick are "Ostrea Edulis", or European flat oysters, and "Crassostrea Gigas", or so-called Pacific oysters. The oysters are wild and are handpicked by professional fishermen. To be able to pick oysters, you must have a concession from the land owner. The oysters are found from the shoreline down to a depth of fifteen meters. We handle the soil with care and look after the soil by thinning and picking up the large oysters and making room for the smaller oysters. The oysters are picked from the first week of September until the end of June, after which the oysters have their reproductive period during July-August. Ostrea Edulis are picked when they are 3-4 years old, while Crassostrea Gigas tend to grow much faster and can be picked when they are about 1 year old. Oysters are, like all other seafood, a fresh product. We pick them on a weekly basis and deliver the oysters to our restaurants the same day they are taken out of the sea.