This fern goes well in the salad, they are so good
I cant wait for them to get larger so I can eat them in a salad, yum!
There were some problems with my plants arrival but customer service quickly resolved for me.
Very satisfied with appearance of fern and also is a great value!
Plants were well packaged and arrived quickly. I planted them the same day they were received, and they've been growing beautifully ever since. Would buy again.
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Fiddlehead FernFiddlehead fern - Matteuccia struthiopteris. This type of fern has a tightly coiled tip that is called a fiddlehead, which can be eaten after being cooked. The more commonly used name for this fern is the ostrich fern, and it is found in temperate climates in North America, central and Northern Europe, and northern Asia. This fern favors riverbanks and sandbars, and its colonies are extremely resistant to flooding due to their vertical crowns but wide laterally reaching stolons. The fronds resemble ostrich plumes, as could be expected from the name. The sterile fronds are green and can grow from 39-67 inches tall and 8-14 inches wide. The fertile fronds are a bit shorter in height at 16-24 inches tall, and they are brown when ripe. They begin to grow during the fall, stand tall during the winter, and produce the fiddleheads in the spring. This plant can be used both for ornamental and culinary purposes. When choosing where to plant, it is important to keep in mind that the plant can grow quite large and if it is not protected from extreme elements in the summer, the leaves can wither into a much less aesthetically pleasing form.
Fiddlehead ferns, also known as ostrich ferns, have a delicious secret. For a short time in the spring, as the fronds poke through the earth, tightly curled at the tip, they are edible. These curls are called a crozier after the curved end of a staff that the bishop carries. You may have noticed them for sale in specialty grocers at a very high price. The taste is a little nutty, slightly bitter, and resembles asparagus. Sautéed in butter with a bit of garlic, they are fabulous. They are a great source of antioxidants, with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, they are also immensely in iron and fiber. Best to be harvested in the spring. The rest of the year, these ferns are even more fabulous in your shade garden. If planted in front of a wall or tall hedge, they will be stately and impressive. The graceful, feathery ferns make a marvelous backdrop for flowering plants and show them off. Bleeding hearts and host lilies planted in front of the ferns will be extraordinary.