Oh, Fiddleheads: Edible Spring Fern Fronds

Named for the ornamental scroll at the end of a violin’s neck, fiddleheads are the beginning of a fern frond of certain fern species and is often considered a springtime delicacy.

Fiddleheads are the emerging fronds of certain species of ferns. They are called this because of their similar appearance to the ornate curled design on the heads of fiddles.
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