Honey Mussels ® start life in a hatchery. Broodstock are chosen from among the adult mussels on each of the farms with care thus ensuring quality and continuity within the next generation. The seed is cultivated under controlled conditions prior to being distributed to the 3 production farms.
It takes about 18 months for the Honey Mussels ® to reach market size of 6.5 cm+. They are cultured on ropes suspended in the water column to provide the individual mussels access to microscopic algae, their food source. The water they are grown in is monitored for quality to ensure no toxins are present. This type of culture provides the mussels with the very best growing conditions that result in sweet, plump, clean, mussels. The rapid growth achieved through equal access to food, translates into uniformity of size and tender sweet taste.