What makes stone crab price so high?
Stone crabs are a delicacy that many seafood lovers enjoy. But why is the price of stone crab so high? What makes it worth paying more for than other types of crab?
Reasons for High Stone Crab Price
In this blog post, we’ll explore the reasons behind the cost of Florida stone crab and examine what you can expect to pay per pound when ordering from Holy Crab Delivery. So if you’re curious about why these crustaceans command such a premium, read on!
- Florida Stone crabs are found in limited numbers, making them a rare delicacy.
- The harvesting process for Florida stone crab claws is more involved than other types of crab.
- Florida stone crabs have to be at least 2 3/4 inches across the back to legally harvest.
- Stone crabs can only be harvested during certain months of the year.
- Every claw must be returned to the water after collected, so that they can regenerate and reproduce.
- Live Florida stone crab prices tend to fluctuate due to seasonal changes.
- Shipping costs affect pricing as well since live crustaceans need special care while en route.
- Handling fees also add up when it comes time for delivery.
Stone Crab is an Unforgettable Culinary Experience
In general, you can expect to pay slightly more for Florida stone crab than other types of crab due to these factors. However, many seafood enthusiasts feel that it’s worth every penny.
Stone crabs have an exquisite flavor that you won’t find with any other type of crustacean, after all! So while they may come with a higher price tag than most other types of crab, there’s no denying that Florida stone crabs make for an unforgettable culinary experience.
Stone Crab Sizes
- Medium Stone Crab – For the “medium”, for a serving size of two, you get 6-7 claws to the order (per person). This is a great option for an appetizer.
- Large Stone Crab – If you want to jump to the “largest” size for 2 people you will get fewer claws, still 1.5 pounds each per person. Perfect dinner for two!
- Jumbo Stone Crab – Now we are getting into the “WOW” of the dinner party size.
- Colossal Stone Crab – The “as big as your hand” size! An experience on top of enjoying one of Florida’s delicacies.
Stone Crab Price Per Pound
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If you have any questions give us a call and we are happy to walk you through your first stone crab claw purchase!