Variety: Fiddlehead

Fiddlehead

Variety Overview

Fiddleheads can be served like asparagus or artichoke hearts with melted butter and lemon or a light cream, cheese or hollandaise sauce. Fiddleheads are the unopened shoot of a fern; they should be used right away and must always be cooked before eating. They are available in early spring.

Characteristics

  • Herbs
  • Cooking Vegetables
  • Small, tightly coiled green fern heads with short stems

  • Grassy, similar to asparagus

  • Fiddleheads are about 1-2 inches in diameter

  • Bright green

  • A tight coil with a short stem

  • Yes
  • Early spring

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