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Rhubarb

Postby Jack » Sat May 16, 2015 4:46 pm

I picked some of my Rhubarb a couple weeks ago and it was very good, made a strawberry/rhubarb pie. the other day I went back out to cut somemore off the plant and it has started bolting and putting out flowers. it seems to me that it is to soon in the season to start flowering. I been cutting the flower stem off and tossing them in the compost pile, and suggestions on why, and what I need to do to stop this from happening, or is it normal for the plant to do this.
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Re: Rhubarb

Postby bob in CT » Sat May 16, 2015 8:28 pm

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rhubarb/rhubarb-bolting.htm

Mine is flowering too. It has been very dry, and HOT, here and that may have contributed to it

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Re: Rhubarb

Postby v w » Sun May 17, 2015 6:55 am

Mine is flowering and has been. It may depend somewhat on the type. Check out the link listed in last post. The red is just starting but the green , Victoria, always starts flowering earlier. I don't believe it is much if any earlier this year. Been a cold spring. We cut off the flowers. Vern

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Re: Rhubarb

Postby Jack » Sun May 17, 2015 7:31 am

Thanks Bob and Vern,
I did plant Victoria rhubarb so that's says a lot for the flower. I also have been cutting the flower from the clump as I see it. my strawberry's are not ready yet, but the Rhubarb is, so this week I will be cutting some stems and canning them for pies throughout the season.
again thanks for your help on this issue.
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Re: Rhubarb

Postby pickerandsinger » Tue May 19, 2015 4:18 pm

Ours has been flowering for a couple of weeks…CNY, 3 crow miles from Lake Ontario….Seems rather early this year….Dave
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