Rhubarb Harvesting

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My garden guide says rhubarb is harvestable from Spring to September.

Has anyone harvested in the early fall, and is it the same quality as earlier in the year?

Thanks!
Redmink, 09/09/09 Wed.

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rhubarb harvest?

The later in the year you harvest it the higher the acidic content. That means you will have to add more sugar to it and be very careful not to eat to much unless you are of very fast feet in the morning, if you know what I mean. Just don't cough.
Have you ever thought of forcing rhubarb. All you do is dig out a root, put it into a 12 in pot, put another 12 inch pot over the top. Keep it watered and the shoots will grow very thin but very sweet and low acidity.
Sorry to put a garden tip in the cooking section but this is a cross over I think.
Sussexman

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Big Thanks!

Colin, you really came thru, thanks so much! And it IS best to grow before ya cook.

I will try your suggestion. :)

(and I made note of your warnings ... eeeyoo!)

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