My favorite spring edible is...

(Zone 7a)
There are a total of 219 votes:


Strawberries! (favorite recipe?)
(102 votes, 46%)
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Asparagus!
(55 votes, 25%)
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Spring salad fixins! (what is in your salad?)
(23 votes, 10%)
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Something that grows wild. (what is it?)
(9 votes, 4%)
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New potatoes.
(12 votes, 5%)
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Other. (tell us!)
(18 votes, 8%)
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Previous Polls

Nurmo, Finland(Zone 4b)

I was torn between new pots and strawberries, but in the end plumped for the spuds.

Clay Center, KS(Zone 5b)

Difficult decision, strawberries, asparagus, salad greens, or new potatoes!! Asparagus won out slightly.

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Salad fixins here...but I've been known to add strawberries, new potatoes or asparagus to my salad!

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

sugar snap peas

Davenport, IA(Zone 5a)

Rhubarb is a top contender for me. Fresh, Strawberry/rhubarb pie...yum!!!

Swansea, SC(Zone 8b)

Hard vote! Strawberries, lettuces, wild violets...It will have to be the wild violets. The flowers are good in salads, the leaves are full of vitamins, minerals and are an excellent cancer preventative too. I vote violets.

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Violets are higher in Vitamin C than oranges.

Good choice!
(I love them too)

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

I said other. I do love fresh strawberries, asparagus, new potatoes, etc .

Odd but we grew up eating wild, fresh asparagus every spring. To this day, I find I crave it every spring. Need to get a bed started here someday.

Sadly most lettuci have gone south by the time the rest of the salad fixin's are ready.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

True, podster. Im gonna try to grow Malabar Spinach for a green for summer salads to replace the lettuce that cant take the heat.

I voted strawberries. I just love fresh strawberries. My recipe is to pinch off the stem, wash and eat. As kids, my mom always seem to want us to not eat the raw blackberries, blueberries, plums, peaches etc in favor of "saving them to make a pie". I was never a rebellious child but am kinda a rebellious adult. I take great pleasure in eating fruit out of hand!

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Me too! Nothing is better than something still warm from the sun...and if you are barefoot at the time..so much the better. Curl your toes in the dirt and enjoy!

Charleston, SC(Zone 9a)

sugar peas, green peas, English peas, definitely. They go by many names but all taste great. I like to eat them raw.

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

mixed salad greens spiced up with nasturtiums!!

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Cam ~ do you need some seed for Malabar spinach? I think I still have some left.
I am growing it. The leaf is not to everyones' taste but I like it in salads.

Albuquerque, NM

Rhubarb! It's a spring tonic.

Whitehouse Station, NJ(Zone 6b)

Fiddleheads!

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

seriously, I could not decide between strawberries, asparagus & spinach! completely torn!

Ladoga, IN(Zone 6a)

Morel Mushrooms, are my favorite.
Dee

Ozone, AR(Zone 6a)

Strawberrys without a doubt. Tho love those fresh salad goodies too.
Vickie

Salem, OR(Zone 8b)

Favorite salad: toss lettuce with sliced strawberries and feta. Dress with strawberry balsamic vinagraitte. (mash about 1/2 cup strawberries with a fork Whisk with 1 tbsp sugar, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/3 cup olive oil.). My favorite balsamic is aceto balsamico di Modena produced for Ritrovo Selections. Worth every penny.

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

you can have a feast with the wild violets in my yard

:)

Middle, TN(Zone 6b)

Same here. Love them.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Definitely asparagus. My husband, Jack, and I share about 300 - 400 each spring, right from our own garden.

Strawberries and snap peas would be next on the list.

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Auburn, NH(Zone 5a)

Last week ,went into the woods for fiddleheads!!!

South China, ME(Zone 5a)

Fiddleheads!

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Strawberries, Wedding salad is sliced strawberries, chuck pineapple, fresh or canned in it's own juice. Let those two dance together for a while and then slice firm bananas in,
toss and yum! I serve it at all my weddings and those I help others with too.
;)
I also love more mature fat asparagus. The fatter is much more tender.
As for the other things on the list, I love em all.
Sidney

Lewisville, TX(Zone 7b)

Like them all so it was a hard choice, but asparagus won out in the end!! hahahaha

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Count me in for the fat asparagus as well.

Chesapeake, VA(Zone 8a)

SPINACH!!! I use instead of lettuce-great source of calcium & vit D-It is about gone now-turning to seed.

I also love it sauteed in evoo w/ garlic-YUMO!

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

someone watches a little RR

:)

Santa Rosa, CA(Zone 9a)

Very, very fond of strawberries.

Las Vegas, NV(Zone 9a)

Fresh picked Italian peppers (sweet) and grape tomatoes. I plant them and they very seldom make it into the kitchen. I eat them right on the spot.

What are Fiddleheads?

My two uncles in Gresham, Oregon were berry farmers. We would show up from Nevada and he would meet us on the driveway. He would line us all in a row (4 siblings) and then said, get ready, go. We had 5 minutes to eat all we could pick and eat. Then we were not to go in the fields again unless invited by him. Being desert rats, we were in heaven with all the fresh berries.

Still remember the bread at Uncle Georges. It smelled. It was Pumpernickel. We only had home made bread at home and all of us children thought that was really weird bread. But they did have "regular" bread for us. Sharon.

Olympia, WA

Fiddleheads are the sprouting tops of ferns whilst still curled. Caution with some ferns is seriously recommended. Do your homework - you can't live w/o your liver - and I think that that is the target of any toxin.

Las Vegas, NV(Zone 9a)

Well, ferns do not grow here, so I should be OK. Ferns in the desert would be interesting. Fried Fiddleheads. I bet they would taste as good as fried grasshoppers.

No I have never tasted fried grasshoppers. LOL. Sharon.

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Ferns in the desert... Hmmm, maybe that is how they make fiddlesticks. lol

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

I said 'other' because I'm just happy with any fresh fruit or veggie

Emory, TX(Zone 8a)

I said other because my favorite is everything! There should have been an all of the above choice

Madison, AL(Zone 7b)

Asparagus for me, but if I had asked my daughter she would have voted for strawberries.

I love roasted asparagus. Preheat the oven to 400 F , add a little olive oil and salt, and pop the baking sheet in the oven for 20 minutes. Shake the pan after 10 minutes to mix and you are good to go. Yum!

waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

I'm having all of them and you can't stop me.

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

nice!!!!

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