Scroll through the internet and find fiction in Blue Crab Sizes. The
Great Maryland Crab Company wants to share the truth!
No need to use fiction in crab sizing when using the Traditional
Chesapeake Grading System. We use this scale to give you quality crabs.
The posers call smalls “Standards,” mediums “Selects,”
and larges “Premiums.” These terms
associate with oysters and shellfish, but not Blue Crabs. The deception doesn’t stop there. The Chesapeake Bay Traditional Grading Scale™ designates a large
as 6”-6 ½ “. The new “creative” sizing
marks the large as 5 ½”-6 ¼”. Any crab
feasting lover knows that this discrepancy is HUGE! Or should I say not so huge. Our crew takes
pride in the exact system of baiting, potting and sizing crabs and know that
respecting the Bay parallels to treating the customers right. Bottom line,
you’ll pick and enjoy more jumbo, lump and claw meat with a crab measuring 6”-6
Get your sizing here!
watermen turn the crab upside down and fix the points on the grading scale. Every
healthy crab gets sorted into their equal sizes and then loaded quickly into our
refrigerated truck for crab house delivery.
Our crab house crew doublechecks the sizes and then steams or organizes
for a fresh and superior delivery. Behold, nothing new, but timeless. The true crab sizes:
Supers: 7+ inches
X-Large: 6 ½ -7
Large: 6-6 ½
Mediums: 5 ½ -6
Small: 5-5 ½