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Fern Farming: How to Plant and Grow Pako

Fern Farming: How to Plant and Grow Pako

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Pako or paku fern farming is the process of edible fern cultivation in order to harvest its fiddleheads and consume them as food. This process is not widely popular in the Philippines as pako is a wild plant and most fiddleheads available in the market are harvested from the wild. Due to the decreasing habitat of the plant, they could be extinct in the near future and fern farming seem to be a great option to preserve the species. There are few people who cultivate edible ferns and many of them become very successful as pako fiddleheads are highly sought-after by hotels and restaurants in bigger urban cities. A kilogram of pako fern can cost anywhere from 160 to as high as 350 making it one of the most expensive vegetables in the country. What is Pako Edible Fern Pako fern (sienti...