Most ferns make fronds that look like the fiddlehead, but not all ferns are edible. Which variety of fern is the fiddlehead?
- Ostrich fern
- Leatherleaf fern
- Sword fern
The answer is the ostrich fern. When people say “fiddlehead fern” they are most often talking about the ostrich fern. This is the species often available in produce markets and sometimes even on the menus of fine restaurants.