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Should you eat rhubarb after August



It's not really 'should', guest - the stems tend to go woody and therefore stringy when you cook them. Also, the plant needs a rest soon, so I think it's probably better not to pull any more stems.

16 Sep, 2010


agree, better not.

16 Sep, 2010


There's a story that rhubarb becomes poisonous after July but that's just a story.

It seems to come from the fact that the leaves are toxic and, as already posted, you need to give the plant a rest from July (ish). Someone put those two together and the story started that the leaf blades become toxic.

16 Sep, 2010

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