Rhubarb Plants

Why Are All of My Rhubarb Stalks Tough and Woody?

wildenurs added on May 20, 2015 | Answered

I have always had beautiful rhubarb. This spring almost all of the stalks on my rhubarb plants are tough and woody. Is this preventable?

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Answered on May 20, 2015

Generally rhubarb will become tough as the stalks grow bigger. I like to harvest my stems when they are about 10 inches tall.
Does your rhubarb need to be divided?
This may be the case with your plant and here is a link to help you.


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