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March 2, 2011

How to Pick Rhubarb

Filed under: fruit — Tags: — TopVeg @ 10:47 pm

Rhubarb is really pulled, not picked! Rhubarb stalks must certainly not be cut with a knife as fungal diseases attack the plant through the cut.

rhubarb-stalks

rhubarb-stalks

To pick rhubarb:

  • hold the stalk near the bud at the base of the stalk
  • pull upwards, twisting the stalk at the same time

Remember not to pick every stalk, leave some rhubarb to feed the root for next year.

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you very much, I didnt know this at all, my stalks are about 4-5 inches big now, I dont think they are big enough to be picked yet though…

    Comment by Laura — March 3, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

  2. Hi Laura

    Have you covered your stalks over? They should grow in the next few weeks! Get the crumble recipe out!

    Best wishes

    TopVeg

    Comment by TopVeg — March 3, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

  3. Oh yes, they are covered, with straw and a big pot…Ive dug out a big bin to put over them as they are going to outgrow the pot very soon. Mmmm crumble! My favourite! Very excited!! xxx

    Comment by Laura — March 4, 2011 @ 11:45 am

  4. Laura – Rhubarb doing well with your care & attention! You deserve a crumble!

    Comment by TopVeg — March 4, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

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