Rhubarb Tidbit

rhubardMy grandpa taught me something about rhubarb (which he calls Pie Plant) I thought I’d share with you.  He said an old Irish woman told him that the indication of when rhubarb is ready to start being taken in the spring, is when the edges of the leaves change from flat to ruffled.  Taking it too soon would mean the rhubarb was even more sour tasting.   I found some earlier leaves down low, pictured on the left, and some newer leaves on the right that illustrate the difference.  I can’t wait to make a rhubarb pie!

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