first season rhubarb

matthew carroll asked 12 years ago

I have great rhubarb stalks on first year rhubarb…about one inch thick…large leaves. can I use these as I heard they are not to be eaten until the second year. Also, can I cut it back due to the size at the moment ?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
If it grows well in the first year, it can be used.

Do not cut it back as it is now building for next year’s crop.