Fiddlehead Ferns

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Fiddlehead Ferns

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Features: Fiddlehead ferns are the furled fronds of a young fern harvested for its use as a vegetable. Once the brown papery husks are removed, they can be boiled and steamed. They are a staple in French seasonal cuisine and should not be consumed raw.

Species: Matteuccia struthiopteris

Foraged/Cultivated: Foraged

Origin: Pacific Northwest   

Appearance & Flavor: Grassy flavor with a hint of nuttiness. A cross between asparagus and young spinach with a slight artichoke flavor.  

Season: March–May

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