My honey D loves rhubarb pie... He really loved his mama's rhubarb pie but she isn't with us anymore and really didn't use a specific recipe, just a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. <G> I've been trying to recreate it and I'm getting close, I think.. Aren't I?
Wiki How says you can harvest rhubarb from late spring until late summer. I've also read to remove the seed heads before they bloom to make your plants more hearty..I decided to follow that tradition this year.
I harvested a very nice bunch of rhubarb stalks once and I am planning on at least one more harvest, maybe two if my plant continues to grow so well.. I dont want to weaken it but I honestly dont know when enough is enough at this point. This plant is at least 5 or 6 years old so I would imagine it can handle 3 cuttings. If not, I'll pamper it a little more next year. ;-)
A great place to learn more about rhubarb is http://www.rhubarbinfo.com/growing. I read there that 50% of the red varieties will produce green rhubarb types which mine seems to be. It has the faint red coloring but is actually more green as you can see. It all tastes the same, and you just add a drop or two of red food coloring to your sugar so your pie has a beautiful red color.
After I admired the beautiful stalks for a while, I got busy in the kitchen..
Pretty darn pretty, huh. I served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.. Wish I had a pic of that too. Next time, since thats the way D loves to eat it. Either way.. Yummm.... :D
Do you like rhubarb & have you grown it?