In early Summer Milkweed blossoms start to wane from blooming and their seedpods begin to appear. The seedpod carries the seeds for the next season's generation of milkweed plants.
It is best to harvest them when they are young and small. Both the husk and the soft milky white insides are edible. And can be cooked in a variety of ways. The white insides can be eaten raw and is slightly sweet in taste. Although the flavor is distinctly milkweedy - but not disagreeable.