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 A.R.C. SEED
AVAILABILITY UPDATE

April 8, 2019

A.R.C.’s 2019 spawns started in January with a surf clam spawn. We are well underway with an aggressive schedule for oyster (both diploids and triploids) and quahog spawns as well. 2019-spawned seed will become available beginning in late April and early May as the air and water temperature rise. We start to see growth of the nursery-sized seed when the air and water temperatures remain consistently above 50° F, 24 hours a day – typically in mid- to late April.

Our new overwintering facilities appear to have been a very successful upgrade. The overwintered seed has already been moved to the farms and is showing signs of growth. It will become available starting in late April.

A.R.C. typically ships seed from April to November.

The dates shown below are ‘fluid’ as we are dependent on many factors which affect size, quantities and dates available. Check back often for updates on availability of your seed.

Orders requesting a later delivery date will be filled on or near the later date requested. Orders submitted with deposits will be filled before orders without deposits.

PLEASE NOTE: A.R.C. is not accepting any more orders for spring and early- to mid-summer shipments of triploid oysters (any size) and R1.5 and R2 diploid oysters. These species and sizes will be available again for late August to September deliveries.


OYSTERS - Diploids

R1.5 Ordered before 12-4-18 Early to mid-June
R1.5 Ordered before 4-1-19 Mid-June to early July
R1.5 Ordered after 4-2-19 Early to mid-July

R2 Ordered before 1-11-19 Late May to mid-June
R2 Ordered after 1-12-19 Early to mid-July

R3 Ordered before 4-1-19 Late May to early June
R3 Ordered after 4-2-19 Late July

R4 Ordered before 3-1-19 Early June
R4 Ordered after 3-2-19 Late July

R6 Ordered before 4-3-19 Early June
R6 Ordered after 4-4-19 Late July

R8 Ordered before 1-31-19 Early June
R8 Ordered after 2-1-19 Mid-June and later

R12 Ordered before 4-1-19 Overwintered Early June
R12 Ordered after 4-2-19 Late September through October

R3/4 Ordered before 4-1-19 Overwintered Early June
R3/4 Ordered after 4-2-19 Late September through October

OYSTERS - Triploids

R1.5 Ordered before 2-28-19 Late June through July
R1.5 Ordered after 3-1-19 Late July through August

R2 Ordered before 2-28-19 Late June through July
R2 Ordered after 3-1-19 Late July through August

R3 Ordered before 2-28-19 Late June through July
R3 Ordered after 3-1-19 August

R4 Ordered before 2-28-19 July
R4 Ordered after 3-1-19 August

R6 Mid to late June

R8 Mid to late June

R12 Ordered before 4-1-19 Overwintered Late May to early June
R12 Ordered after 4-2-19 Late September through October

R3/4 Ordered before 4-1-19 Overwintered Late May to early June
R3/4 Ordered after 4-2-19 Late September through October


QUAHOGS

R1 Early June

R1.5 Early to mid-June

R2 Early to late June

R3 Early to late June

R4 Ordered before 3-6-19 Mid-June
R4 Ordered after 3-7-19 Mid-June to mid-July

R6 Ordered before 3-6-19 Mid-June
R6 Ordered after 3-7-19 Mid-June to mid-July

R8 August through September

R12 August through September

R3/4 August through September

SURF CLAMS

R1.5 June

R2 June

R3 July

R4 August through September

R6 August through October