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/r/rhubarb

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'Riverside Giant' Rhubarb

Has anyone been successful finding this cultivar of Rhubarb? This is a dream garden species for me, and it sounds fantastic based on surviving literature. It's not listed for sale on the internet anywhere.

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2024/05/06
17:59 UTC

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Help - all the rhubarb I plant here end up looking like this.

10 Comments
2022/07/09
00:58 UTC

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Looking for Mammoth Rhubarb.

Hello fellow rhubarb enthusiasts. I’ve been on a long journey trying to find a specific variety of our beloved rhubarb.

I’m looking for Mammoth. Sometimes called Stott’s Mammoth.

To clarify, I’m NOT looking for the ornamental mammoth rhubarb (Gunnera Manicata).

I would appreciate any leads or suggestions.

8 Comments
2022/06/18
01:29 UTC

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Does anyone know what this is on the stalk? Looks like crystallised sap but I’ve never seen before. There were ants on the plant too, suggesting it could be sweet to attract them.

2 Comments
2022/06/17
09:12 UTC

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Looking for advice transplanting a very established, FULL plant.

When we bought our home there was a rhubarb plant, it runs pretty wild, very large, and I had harvested some and froze it. The next year I found 2 maybe 3 other rhubarb plants further behind almost in the woodline. So I have 1 giant full sun , and 2-3 full shade plants. I would like to transplant the entire plant to a friend, is there a way to do this or should I just propagate by division? It would take about an hour long drive , and time for them have it in the ground upon arrival. Any help is appreciated!

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2022/06/08
01:35 UTC

4

Is this rhubarb? Did I ruin the plant?

11 Comments
2022/06/04
00:15 UTC

16

Keeps getting better every year❤

1 Comment
2022/05/29
14:18 UTC

7

can't taste anything😭

ate one stick of rhubarb 2 days ago and now i can't taste anything what should i do and when will my taste buds come back?!?!

7 Comments
2022/05/28
11:59 UTC

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PLEASE HELP!!

Hi my bf and I recently moved into our first home. When we moved in we were informed that there were rhubarb plants growing around the back of the house. We were super excited about this. My grandma make the most amazing strawberry rhubarb pie and I was ecstatic to have plants of my own!

Well our neighbor thought he was doing us a favor and took a weed eater to them.. I'm devastated and pissed to say the least. Please please PLEASE tell me that all hope is not lost and they will grow back!?!?

Everything I've read about harvest and how to do it the right way is saying twist off the stocks at the base. Leave 2 to 3 stalks so the plant has a chance to grow back. Don't cut it because its bad for the plant. All this stuff has me worried that he killed our plants.

HELP!!

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2022/05/16
14:32 UTC

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Stewed Rhubarb!

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2022/03/29
01:30 UTC

5

Hi. Rhubarb or Chard? (Found this in the garden of a house we just moved to and I can't tell. Can anyone help?)

4 Comments
2022/03/15
09:19 UTC

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Am I fool to do a late fall transplant?

Hello fellow rhubarb cultivators!

I have a three year old rhubarb plant that got crazy in my garden box and took up more space than I thought it would. It's been a pretty crazy last few months and I'm just getting to cleaning up my garden before the winter. I have time and I'd like to transplant it, but I've read online that the best time is mid September to early October. Would I hurt it if I transplanted it now? I'm in Canada if that makes a difference.

Also, I can wait until spring if necessary, but I thought it could be nice to just take care of it now if that wouldn't hurt it.

Thanks in advance!

6 Comments
2021/10/29
21:44 UTC

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Hoping to maybe actually get some help here!

3 Comments
2021/07/23
18:20 UTC

5

A coolness

Rhubarb is the fleshy, edible stalks of species and hybrids of Rheum in the family Polygonaceae, which are cooked and used for food. The whole plant – a herbaceous perennial growing from short, thick rhizomes – is also called rhubarb. Historically, different plants have been called "rhubarb" in English.

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2021/07/02
21:48 UTC

5

Green rhubarb

Hi I am looking for the more uncommon green rhubarb varieties. For example, riverside giant. Does anyone have such a variety? I would love to purchase a crown cutting from you

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2021/06/08
15:58 UTC

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What rhubarb is good?

Hiya, I have a ton of rhubarb growing in my garden and I want to make some food with it. Are thicker rhubarb stems or thinner ones better? And what sort of colour should it be? Thanks!

2 Comments
2021/06/01
19:11 UTC

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Second crop from this plant, first this year.

1 Comment
2021/05/31
18:00 UTC

12

Greetings lovers of rhubarb!

We are a small ice cream shop in Ottawa, Canada. Every May, we make rhubarb-inspired ice creams based on rhubarb we receive in a neighbourhood exchange. This year we added a rhubarb poetry contest. Sharing for all the lovers of rhubarb and poetry out there :)

https://themerrydairy.com/the-poems-of-rhubarb/

https://preview.redd.it/bkowirs9nf271.jpg?width=225&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=2875de5cbdf05e3ab53f30b2c61ddc7c34b0d766

4 Comments
2021/05/31
10:25 UTC

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recipe for wodka macerated rhubarb cake?

Hi, I stumbled on this group while searching for a recipe, and thought maybe you could help me.

For a try on rhubarbcello I have infused wodka with rhubarb. After separating the liquid from the fruit, I'm left with a good 2 cups of nice, pink, boozy rhubarb. Does any one have a good recipe to make this into a cake? Thanks in advance!

0 Comments
2021/05/24
12:25 UTC

4

Whats wrong with my rhubarb !!!!!?!!?!!!!!?!

The leaves of my rhubarb plant are going yellow in patches! What do i do!

1 Comment
2021/05/22
13:22 UTC

8

Covered half my rhubarb with bucket 2 weeks ago, guess which half?

2 Comments
2021/04/17
21:58 UTC

15

Lost my sense of taste

Hey, I've seen a few other people on here have the same issue. I've pretty much lost all sense of taste. Salt feels like sand, bananas feel like a tasteless banana, sandwiches feel like bread and water, pizza feels like dough and playdough.

It doesn't bother me too much but I am curious to know how long this lasts. I started eating rhubarb (bought from supermarket with leaves gone but I did leave the skin on and had it raw) on the 26/01/2021 and since that date in a matter of 2 or 3 days consumed about 4 medium sized pieces. At the time of posting this it is 01/02/2021 and the only progress of taste coming back is I can kind of taste sour things a little bit.

I might do updates if I sense improvements or changes. Any advice is appreciated!

UPDATE: It is now 04/02/2021 and I can taste toothpaste quite a bit more than I could previously. Salt and sugar are the main tastes that are inhibited for me right now but I was able to taste the tiniest bit of sugar in my breakfast this morning.

UPDATE 2: It's 05/02/2021. I can now taste salt almost completely and I haven't eaten anything sugary today so I can't comment on that.

UPDATE 3: It is 08/02/2021. I have now pretty much completely recovered all my sense of taste.

17 Comments
2021/02/01
13:53 UTC

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looking for rhubarb pie recipes similar to my grandfathers

my grandfather (not actually related, but is the father of my aunt's husband. and I love him like one) makes an amazing rhubarb pie from his family. ik recipes differ but his family lives in northern USA (pretty much all of Michigan) and I think German and Irish. possibly British or Scottish as well ? idk if any of the info helped, but maybe similar living history and heritage will make similar recipes ? he always made absolutely everything from scratch.

he also made a rhubarb apple and rhubarb strawberry pie as well if you guys have any suggestions

2 Comments
2020/09/26
05:16 UTC

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Panoramic photo of my rhubarb

0 Comments
2020/08/14
13:52 UTC

7

Winter prep for rhubarb

I’m growing my first rhubarb plant and it’s coming along nicely. My question is what to do with it to prepare for winter? I live on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada...winters here are fairly “warm”. Rarely below freezing but can be extremely wet. Should all the stalks be pulled? Is it like a plant bulb? Any advice is appreciated!

4 Comments
2020/07/20
03:34 UTC

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Making pies from homegrown rhubarb.

0 Comments
2020/06/11
01:38 UTC

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