Press Herald Publishes Feature on Fuller

The Portland Press Herald published a feature for its “Meet” series on David Fuller, a fiddlehead expert and agricultural and non-timber forest products professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Fuller spoke about identification and proper cooking methods as the fiddlehead season winds down. He said the ostrich fern has three core characteristics: a smooth lower stem; a deep, U-shaped curve on the inside of the stem; and a brown parchment-like paper that covers the top of the fiddlehead. “I tell folks you don’t really need to know the other ferns,” he said. “You just need to know that none of the other ferns have those three things.