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Old May 10th, 2011, 07:30 PM
shirley1011 shirley1011 is offline
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ok...... In rural areas, fiddleheads are harvested by individuals in early spring. When picking fiddleheads, three tops per plant is the recommended harvest. Each plant produces seven tops that turn into fronds; over-picking will kill the plant"

Ok so I guess you won't harm the fern plant itself if you don't pick all the heads.....but this I didn't know:fiddleheads have more antioxidants than blueberries. If you could eat fiddleheads all year round, and not be struck by a bus, you would live forever.
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