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Fiddlehead Ferns are the rolled fronds of a juvenile fern collected for culinary purposes

Every plant can unroll into a fresh frond if left on the stalk. This plant is cut near the ground; they are collected early during the season, even before the frond has bloomed and reached its maximum height. These plants possess antioxidant properties. They are abundant in iron and fiber and contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. However, some species can be cancer-causing. The curving decoration on the side of a musical instrument, like a fiddle, is reminiscent of the fiddlehead. It's also known as a crozier, after the curving staff used by priests and derived from a shepherd's crook.

Ensuring sustainable harvest techniques is critical in the proliferation of every non-farmed edible species. These plants are present seasonally and are locally sourced and commercially harvested in the springtime. Since the Middle Ages, these have been popular as a staple of traditional diets in most Northern France, North America, Asia, and Native people of the United States. They're also eaten in the Russian Far East, kept in cold water and salt throughout the winter, and then consumed in the early spring. The mature ferns are forage for fiddleheads and are papery brown.

These are very famous in Indonesia. They cook these for 12 minutes in thick coconut sauce; it also has other ingredients. Such as chilies, lemongrass, lemon juice, turmeric, galangal, and many spices. This Indonesian cuisine is known as gulai pakis or gulai paku, and it comes from the Minangkabau ethnicity. Small fronds of Diplazium esculentum, also known as pakô, are a specialty in the Philippines and are frequently served as a salad alongside bright green beans, tomato, salted egg pieces, and a plain vinaigrette dressing. There are steamed or boiled fiddleheads. 

The tiny plant of bracken are consumed as a vegetable across East Asia, known as kogomi in Japan. The same goes for the name gosari in Korea and juécài among Chinese and Taiwanese people. Traditional banchan (simple side dish) in Korea is gosari-namul. It consists of fried ostrich fern fiddleheads.

Fiddleheads have a rich concentration of vitamins and minerals

Many antioxidants and dietary fibers are present in them. Ostrich fern Matteuccia struthiopteris is low in salt but high in potassium, making them a good choice for those on a low-sodium diet. These should be washed and boiled before eating since they may contain bacteria. Thiaminase, an enzyme that breaks down thiamine, is found in several ferns. The tightly coiled fronds will become delicious after stir-frying.

Best Time to Harvest: Late Summer

Water: Drought tolerance when established

Zone: 2-10

Height at Maturity: 2-4 feet

Sun Exposure: Partial shade in full sun

Ship as: Bareroot

Fiddlehead Ferns have an amazing lush forage and are great in any gardens 

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Planting Zones 2-10
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