Diplazium esculentum

COMMON NAME

Pohole, vegetable fern

TYPE

Fern

FAMILY

Athyriaceae

NOTES

A rich deep green fern that produce large fronds that range from three to six feet long. Vibrant green shoots unfurl from the coiled fernhead and are harvested from the interior when they are between 6 and 9 inches tall. This edible fern has a subtlety sweet and nutty flavor with a slightly chewy texture. Its taste has been compared to both okra and asparagus.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Asia and Oceania

NATIVE HABITAT

Terrestrial fern in lower story forests but it is also found in irrigation ditches and roadside gulley’s

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

tropical.theferns.info

wikipedia.org



Diplazium esculentum