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General Produce

Fiddlehead Ferns

Fiddlehead Ferns
Common Packs:

1-, 3-, and 5-lb. packs.

Receiving Inspecting:

Fiddlehead ferns should be tightly coiled, with good elasticity, and bright green color. Avoid product with brown or yellow coloring.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 38-45° F/3-7° C
  • 90-98% relative humidity
1 to 2 days.

If not used quickly, fiddleheads may turn brown or yellow; their freshness is short-lived.

Usage Ideas:

  • Sauté fiddlehead ferns with chopped ham and diced onions; deglaze with sherry and serve with braised chicken.
  • Serve steamed fiddlehead ferns with roast beef and horseradish sauce.