Adam's Needle bearing fruit: what now?
July 9, 2012 7:10 AM Subscribe
YuccaFilter: I have an Adam's Needle in my front yard (yucca filamentosa
, I believe) which has flowered, and is now bearing fruit! My question: what to do with these little green gourds?
posted by Capt. Renault to home & garden (3 answers total)
It seems like Adam's Needle fruit is edible
, but I've no idea how to prepare them, what they taste like. I've heard about the flowers being edible (with eggs?), which seems to be A Thing in Costa Rica. The flowers are long gone, but what to do about the fruit? Is it edible? How does one prepare it? What does it taste like?
In the alternative, forgetting about eating them, how could I use the fruit to propagate a new plant? Is that a worthwhile project? How would one go about that?
Thanks for any information you might have. I'm just so excited to have fruit on this thing for the first time, that I feel obliged to use them somehow.