Most who have experienced the old-world culinary delicacy of Fiddlehead Ferns, won't soon forget it. The delicate, earthy taste is not unlike asparagus, although it has a more layered flavor if picked fresh. These ferns have a taste to remember. If selected at the proper time, before getting too large and tough, Fiddleheads can be served blanched or tossed raw in salads. They may also be cooked lightly with butter and salt, and served with game fowl. They are the small, tightly-curled rings of a newly sprouting fern frond, before it is mature. Many U.S. regions prize 'Fiddleheads' as a traditional delicacy, which first began in Europe. Several different species produce fiddleheads, but only those of a few varieties are both safe and good to eat. The best are Ostrich Ferns, which can be delivered quickly and safely to you at the peak of flavor.
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Climate Zone: 3 to 9
Mature Height: 1.5 to 3 ft.
Mature Width: 1.5 to 3 ft.
Growth/Year: 1.5 to 3 ft.
Sunlight: Prefers Partial to Full Shade.
Soil Conditions: Prefers Moist, Well-Drained Soils.
Botanical Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris