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Rhubarb is an old-fashioned perennial vegie that’s both easy and rewarding to grow. It’s part of the Polygonaceae family, which includes buckwheat and edible weeds such as sorrel. As a perennial, it produces a harvest of crunchy stalks over many months.
Although rhubarb is usually treated much like a fruit, it is considered a vegetable as the leaf stalk is the edible part of the plant. Enjoy rhubarb stewed or roasted with a little sugar and lemon juice, or mix it with fruits such as apple. It can be eaten on cereal, made into a pie or crumble, or served with yoghurt, custard or
ice-cream. It can also be used to make sparkling wine and chutney and is rich in vitamin A and C.
Follow our five easy steps to successful rhubarb harvest including tips along the way.