There are several types or qualities of Caviar available on the markets today, the most common being Beluga, Oscietra and Sevruga. KC intends to have females from the most popular species working through the program over the next couple of years.
Hugo Hugo, the largest fresh water fish on earth with the (light grey) 000 grades commanding the highest prices, the (medium grey) 00 grades and finally the (darker grey) 000 grades retailing up to £2000 per 100g: Blue security band. This Caviar will become more difficult to obtain in the future unless there is a sustainable reproduction plan instigated.
Russian/Siberian, generally available around £90 per 50g: Usually black / tawny brown or orange in colour with a sweet almond flavour. Yellow security band. Although plentiful at this time, fish are being killed at a younger age for the traditional market to meet demand.
Persian, Sterlet, up to £100 per 50g: Dark Grey in colour and considerably smaller beads with a crisper shell but with a more intense flavour. Red security band. This is a favourite with small farmers, offering a good return whilst taking up less tank space, which will put pressure for breeders to keep up with demand in the future.
KC socially acceptable Caviar is priced in line with traditional Caviar per 50g tin. The Sturgeon used in the AWI patented process are: Russian, Siberian, Stellatus and the following season we should have Beluga on stream.