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Piko Piko

Piko Piko is an edible fern shoot harvested in the Rotorua region and used as a garnish to Define New Zealand Cuisine. Fern Shoots are prevalent in International Cuisine such as Kogomi in Japan and fiddle head fern in North America

Piko Piko

Sometimes known as Bush Asparagus it has a nutty Asparagus texture with a somewhat bitter finish.
Piko Piko comes in 200gm containers with about 30-40 heads.
Piko Piko Spears are also available.

Piko Piko is harvested as small Koru like heads before development of the leaf.

Piko Piko is typically blanched in salted water then refreshed. Sauteed in butter or as a tempura.
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