Rhubarb: Flavor your spring!

October 05, 2014 posted by Becky Rogers

If you are not familiar with Rhubarb, it is a giant leafed perennial with red and green stems.  The stems have many uses but the leaves contain chemicals that make them poisoness to eat. The way the stems look and cut makes them almost identical to celery stalks.  The stems are used for cooking, wine, and medicinal purposes. 

Fun Rhubarb Facts!

  • Harvesting time is early spring, before it turns into a flower.
  • When you pick it, pull it up by the root.
  • There are over 20 types of rhubarb all over the world.
  • It can produce for over a decade!