Greenshell™ Mussels

Greenshell™ Mussels

Scientific Name: Perna canaliculus.
Also known as: Moule de Nouvelle Zelande (France), Mitilo della Nuova Zelanda (Italy), Mejillon de Nueva Zelanda (Spain).
Characteristics: Greenshell™ Mussels are unique to New Zealand, and have a distinctive ‘green lip’ around the internal margin of the shell. Mantle tissue of mature males is creamy white colour, females orange – apricot.
Description: The average size for an 18 month old farmed mussels 100 mm; can grow to over 230 mm. Primarily sold as frozen half-shell.
Main Season: Generally available all year round but harvests reduce from September to November when the Mussels spawn.