When can I start harvesting newly planted rhubarb?


When can I start harvesting newly planted rhubarb?


After planting rhubarb, it’s best to wait 2 years (growing seasons) before harvesting any stalks.  The two year establishment period allows the plants to become strong and productive. 

Rhubarb can be harvested over a 4 week period in the third year.  In the fourth and succeeding years, stalks can be harvested for 8 to 10 weeks. 

Learn more about rhubarb in this article: Growing Rhubarb in Iowa

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