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How much rhubarb should you harvest?
Last Updated: 19th June, 2020
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Similarly, it is asked, how much rhubarb do you harvest?
If the plant looks very healthy, you can harvest 1 to 2 stalks during its first year. But this is an exception. A rhubarb plant can produce stalks for up to 20 years. Expect to get about 2 to 3 pounds (0.91 to 1.36 kg) of stalks from a mature plant each season.
Additionally, what is the best way to harvest rhubarb? There are two ways how to harvest rhubarb. One is to use a sharp knife or shears to cut off stalks that are at least 10 inches or longer. The second is to gently pull the stalk while gently leaning it to one side until the stalk breaks off from the plant. Never harvest all the stalks off your rhubarb plant.
Simply so, should you cut or pull rhubarb?
Rhubarb is ready for harvest in spring when the stalks are 10 to 15 inches long. To pull the stalks from the plant, grasp them near the base, and pull down and to one side sharply. If you prefer, you can use a sharp knife to cut the mature stalks.
Can I harvest rhubarb in September?
Hello, It is generally recommended that home gardeners stop harvesting rhubarb in early to mid-June. If you're craving some rhubarb go ahead and cut a few stalks. While early spring is probably preferable for transplanting, rhubarb can be transplanted in early fall (mid-September to early October).