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Flowering Rhubarb; what should we do?


 
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Flowering Rhubarb; what should we do? Reply with quote

Annecdotal evidence of many flowering rhubarbsthis spring / early summer. . What should we do? leave well enough alone? is the fruit stalk affected ?
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the rhubarb is allowed to flower the plant spends it's energy on flower production. It's recommended to remove the flower stalk immediately so the plant concentrates on producing leaves and edible stalks ( the leaves being poisonous of course ) I am letting one of mine flower this year as I have never seen or smelled a rhubarb flower before.
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