Ferns forum: ostrich ferns (fiddleheads)

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Name: steve bossie
northen maine (Zone 3b)
May 19, 2016 11:31 AM CST
hey folks! was wondering if anyone grows ostrich ferns aka. fiddleheads in their garden to eat? they grow wild all over up here, around streams and wet places and are a local delicacy. was wondering if anyone had luck with them in their garden? i find they are really beautiful as a full grown plant.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
May 28, 2016 10:51 PM CST
I have them in my shade garden. Because they are so aggressive I dig them up the extras and use them on the patio and in areas that I want something tall in a pot. I have never heard of anyone using them as food. That is interesting.

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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I don't grow them for food but have gone collecting. You can find them in supermarkets occasionally.

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