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Fiddlehead Ferns - Matteuccia struthiopteris
Fiddlehead ferns are an amazing fern and are also edible. 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 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. These ferns can grow to be up to three feet tall and also three feet wide. They do the best when they are planted in full, and partially shaded locations and also do great where soils are damp and drain well. They are perfect for zones three through nine. They offer a unique look to them and also supplies lots of color to gardens and natural areas. These are reliable as they can be consumed in delicious salads and other dishes. These ferns are loved by homeowners for the special look and appearance they provide once they are mature.
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