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[STEAMED] Bushel Maryland Female Hard Shell Bushel Blue Crabs -(4) mallets

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  • Overnight 1 Day Shipping Orders-2-5 Day Orders Will Ship With Dry Ice and May Partially Or Entirely Freeze Product. 
  • Due to steaming and shipping process we can not enure exact spicing requests. 

Why do some crab feasters prefer Female Crabs?

Our crew pull and call massive bushels filled with Sook or mature female crabs.  Yes, we follow sustainability standards and only catch the legal amount for those crab eaters who prefer the female crab.  Females taste very similar to the male counterpart but have a few distinct differences.  One, they have red tips on their clawsrather than the signature blue for the male.  On their belly, the apron or center exterior shell is in the shape of a bell.  (The males sport an elongated apron.)  These differences help separate the male vs. female.  Most chefs use female crab in crab cakes and dips, so you know the delicious taste!  Females weigh less, so we bushel 5”-7” sized females to ensure an order filled with jumbo, lump and claw meat.  Probably the most noteworthy difference is the roe or caviar-like eggs that accompany some female crabs.  Many enthusiasts enjoy eating it as a delicacy.

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Decide on your size. 

Our watermen grade and size to the Traditional Chesapeake Bay Grading System.  We proudly load your custom crab cooler and ship your crabs to your selected destination.

Category #1 Jumbo Bushels hold large and extra-large crabs from 6 to 7 inches and hold about 60 crabs.

Category #2 Jimmy Bushels consist of medium and large crabs from 5.5 to 6.5 inches and arrive with about 72 crabs.

Category #3 Bay Bushels consist of small and medium crabs from to inches fill a bushel with about 84 crabs.

Category #4 Female Bushels hold small, medium, large and extra-large crabs from 5-7 inches.  Prepare for about 84 crabs.