Q: I'm growing rhubarb in my backyard and despite warnings that it's not worth harvesting the first year, mine is huge and I think I might harvest it after all.
However, mine isn't completely red as typically seen in the grocery store. In fact, it looks much more like the rhubarb in these photos — which is what prompted me to wonder if my first year rhubarb is harvest-able. Is there a difference in taste between rhubarb that is mostly green vs. rhubarb that's solid red?
Mine is about 3-4 inches of red at the bottom near the base of the plant followed by mostly green stalks. Is it okay to use it like this?
Sent by Katie