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Fiddlehead Fern


Description: Fiddlehead Fern - Matteuccia Struthiopteris Hardy Planting Zones- 3-9 Sun or Shade – Light to Full Shade Mature Height - 36-72" Mature Width- 60-96" Bloom Season – Not a flowering plant Gardener Status- Beginner
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    Fiddlehead Fern - Matteuccia Struthiopteris

    Fiddlehead Ferns are named after the coil shape they hold for around two weeks and then uncurl. The coil that these plants make is said to resemble the scroll on a violin. Hence, giving it the name Fiddlehead fern. This fern is commonly green and usually ranging from a lime green to varies shades of a medium green. They typically grow in the wild near floodplains, rivers, and streams. The avenge height of this plant is around a meter tall, but there are records of some growing to two meters. They also can extend in width to no more than a meter wide. Fiddlehead ferns produce around two types of leaves, some are large, and others are small and narrow. It is said once this fern reaches 7.5 centimeters, they become to bitter to eat. Fiddlehead ferns are planted by the crowns not seeds and should be spaced at least 2 to 3 feet apart because of how full they spread. This plant must be kept incredibly moisturized due to how easy it can dry out but can endure any amount of sunlight as long as it has a lot of moisture. There are multiple varieties of Fiddlehead Ferns that are edible, but the Ostrich fern is the most preferred of the Fiddlehead ferns for eating. Their taste has been compared to Asparagus, green beans, and other green vegetables and they are consumed in a lot of parts of the world like Canada and North America. Fiddlehead ferns have an excellent source of vitamin A and C along with other nutritional benefits. They are better to be eaten raw or cooked lightly via boiling or steaming them.

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    1. Beautiful

      So glad I purchased these, good price on Mar 31st 2017

    2. Good color

      The colors of green look really good, I am glad that I got them on Mar 31st 2017

    3. Made my pond a statement

      This fern has really made a good statement around my pond. It makes it stand out and look a lot better than it did before. on Mar 31st 2017

    4. Bag was broken

      I ordered 2 kinds of ferns and both bags were broken during transit, after seeing the box I am sure it was more postal issues than the company. I called and described my plants and they helped me sort out which was what. on Mar 29th 2017

    5. Awesome

      They are almost big enough to eat, I am so excited to taste them in a fresh salad, will order more. on Mar 28th 2017

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