Rhubarb Plants

Harvesting Rhubarb

Anonymous added on May 7, 2014 | Answered

I'm not getting clear answers to when to harvest red stem rhubarb. Does the stem have to be totally red?

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Answered on November 30, -0001

It depends on the variety. Some varieties should be red when harvested, while others should be harvested when green because the stalks never turn red. If you have a red variety, wait until the stalks are red to harvest. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rhubarb/harvesting-rhubarb.htm

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