The 2- to 4-inch-long fruit grows in clusters and is edible. According to “The Oxford Companion to Food,” mature pods can be roasted and have a sweet, candy-like flavor.
Driving through the Mojave Desert this morning we were struck by the vast waterless expanses. However; after the unusually wet spring the Yucca Breviflora ( Joshua Tree) were teaming with thick juicy seed pods. After quickly checking I found: