First of all, you have to look for the yucca plants in a desert. The plants which are blooming, budding and fruiting are the ones from where you can pluck the yucca. Don’t pluck it from any other plant as it will not be edible.
You can also eat the petals, flowers or buds of the plant in the field. It is considered as one of the most non-destructive ways of eating the yucca fruit as it doesn’t affect the growth of the plant. However, it is extremely important for you to wear gloves in order to protect your hands from spikes.
You can also add the fruit into different salads. You must know that the yucca adds mild taste to the salad like snow peas. Moreover, you can also cook the yucca fruit in a soup or stew if you like them hard.
If you are looking forward to plant yucca yourself, it will take around 1 to 3 weeks to grow properly. After that, you can cut it by pulling it from the top. Don’t cut the fruits which are too high and need a ladder to reach as it is not a good idea to take risk on desert sand.
You should know that the longer you wait for the plant to grow, the less bitter its fruit will be. Additionally, make sure that the fruit is properly cut into small pieces before cooking, otherwise you will not be able to get their best taste.