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Oct 20, 2016 8:10 PM CST
Utah (Zone 7a)
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Oct 20, 2016 8:21 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Looks like it.
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Oct 21, 2016 4:55 AM CST
Utah (Zone 7a)
Thank you! It was tagged Ostrich Fern 'The King'. I intend to eat it some day so I wanted to make sure so I don't get poisoned.

Sometimes pots can be tagged wrong. It was the only pot with this type of Fern there on clearance.
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Oct 21, 2016 6:03 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Oct 21, 2016 11:29 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Several fern types are harvested as edible "fiddle heads":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Oct 21, 2016 6:21 PM CST
Utah (Zone 7a)
I'm very excited to establish a nice grove of this splendid vegetable!

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Oct 21, 2016 6:39 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I have eaten them - It must be an aquired taste. Smiling
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Oct 21, 2016 7:11 PM CST
Utah (Zone 7a)
DaisyI said:I have eaten them - It must be an aquired taste. Smiling


I like asparagus!

My main approach to my recent gardening is to simply have a large variety of edible and cold hardy perennials growing round about this forest that can supply emergency survival food in the event of disaster.

Taste is not the most critical point during survival but I want to learn a basic way to prepare them so it's pleasant.

I dislike the taste of many many junk foods like store boughten ice cream, styrofoam pasty white pastries, the grotesque soda pops, and repulsive scent of coffee. .... but my mouth waters at health foods such as SPIRULINA and many other fresh fruits and veggies. I think most edibles are an acquired taste.

We like what we are used to. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Oct 21, 2016 10:44 PM CST
Utah (Zone 7a)
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Oct 22, 2016 8:28 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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SpringGreenThumb said: I think most edibles are an acquired taste. We like what we are used to.

Although I didn't grow up on junk food, there's so much of it that I love and still eat on occasion but not to the extent as when I was younger. I grew up with a grandmother who made us eat Turnips and Rutabaga's and I swore that when I was old enough, I'd never eat them again and I haven't ... I just cringe at the thought of those two food items! Just the thought of some foods makes me Sticking tongue out . I love cabbage but I hate brussel sprouts and even though my best friend of 40+ years keeps telling me they taste just like little cabbages, I find no comparison ... maybe it's the cooking method or seasonings used? I also intensely dislike asparagus. Green Grin!
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Oct 22, 2016 8:31 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Lin,

I was like you, hated brussel sprouts...try it you will like it my Mom said, never did. This past Christmas we had a neighbor bring brussel sprouts, they looked different. Roasted with olive oil on a pan, with spices on it...I tried it, I liked it!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Oct 22, 2016 8:38 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RJ, my friend's daughter roasts Brussel Sprouts and other vegetables with seasonings and spices like that so I might just have to give it a try.

.... but no way, no how can I ever eat Rutabagas or Tunips ... even if they were covered in sugar! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 22, 2016 8:42 AM CST
Utah (Zone 7a)
I love Brussels sprouts. It is true that many people taste things differently. My Dentist told me that people are born with different taste bud patterns on their tongue and it affects how they taste foods they eat.

Here is a closer look at young my Ostrich Fern. It has a U shaped groove in its stem.


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Oct 22, 2016 9:12 AM CST
Utah (Zone 7a)
Here is a fiddle coming up.

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Some of the fronds on the The Ostrich Fern don't appear to have the U groove in some tiny new stems. I don't see any hairy brown paper chaff on these tiny stems.


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The U groove up where the frond laces out is not deep. It's very subtle.
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Oct 22, 2016 9:21 AM CST
Utah (Zone 7a)
The leaves branching off the main stem are slightly staggered so they are not branching out directly across from each other.
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Oct 22, 2016 9:44 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Yes, the leaves on your Fern appear to be alternate along the stems like on this fern of mine:
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