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    i saved a large old "crown" of rhubarb, lots of TLC, weeks before it grew leaves of decent size, then it went made and now a seed stem has shot up?

    Can i still eat the stems because of the flowering

    I have never seen a rhubarb flowering Not that i look for that.

    Appreciate any insight, luv rhubarb with very little sweetening - the tarter the better ( who said that) where has my youth gone.

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    Stevo

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    If the plant's still got new shoots coming, they should be ok for consumption. If not then the stalks will be as tough as old boots.

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    Thanks Huon, don't fancy tough tarty edibles .

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    Just cut off the flowering stem and keep pulling (and cooking) leaf stems as long as there are any.

    I have heard of people putting custard on rhubarb but I find it does better with well rotted manure.

    Mark
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