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I purchased two rhubarb plants about 4 years ago. They are...

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Question by Jill
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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I purchased two rhubarb plants about 4 years ago.  They are thriving and like where they were planted.  My question is this:  How does one know when is the right time to harvest rhubarb and are all rhubarbs edible?  I have no idea which variety I bought since I was not aware there were different varieties in the first place.  All I knew was we had it at our home when I was growing up.  It was always there and always had red stocks and was great in foods like pies and tarts etc etc.  I would like to use mine for pies and desserts but am a little afraid .  It never really gets that rhubarb red color like I remember.  It does get some color, just not like I am used to ...it stays more  on the green side.  Any suggestions?



Answer by Carol
Submitted on 7/14/2004
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We recently (last year-1 plant, this year -3 plants)planted rhubarb. The leave3s have been turning yellow at times, especially on the plant purchased last year. We got the plants at a nursery, and were told to cut the stalks so they would grow more stalks. I cut a few stalks on each plant. I can't seem to make them grow. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.


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