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Hi, There is a jelly oozing from one of my rhubarb stems and I've noticed a couple have some in the centre of them or a softer line of flesh running down the centre. What causes this. Thank you.



mine regularly does this towards the end of the season. every year it comes up fine and makes great eating.

i suspect it is a bacterial thing but dont know what.

25 Jun, 2012


Thanks. I thought it might not be ok to eat so cut all the soft bits out.

25 Jun, 2012


another thought is sap oozing from insect damage. either way i just cut the affected parts out and eat the rest.

25 Jun, 2012

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