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Recommended Rhubarb Varieties
A number of very fine rhubarb varieties are available to home gardeners in America. The following are highly recommended.
Caring for Rhubarb and Choosing Varieties
Although rhubarb is tolerant of neglect, the plant will bear better crops if it receives some routine care. Home gardeners can choose from many varieties.
The Many Uses of Rhubarb
Entire cookbooks have been written on rhubarb. This fruit is so versatile.
Rhubarb Harvesting and Problems
Rhubarb is relatively easy to grow. However, it can possibly suffer from a few problems, including bolting.
Some Recommended Beautyberry Species
Less than ten or so species of beautyberries are in cultivation. The following are recommended for American gardens.
Growing and Planting Rhubarb
Although rhubarb is botanically a vegetable, the U.S. Customs Court in 1947 declared it to be a fruit since that was how it is used.
History of Chicory
Chicory was used by the ancients for some five thousand years or so.
Rhubarb Description and Toxic Issues
Rhubarb is attractive enough to grow in mixed borders and edible landscapes. The cooked leaf stalks have many uses, but the leaves are toxic.
The American Beautyberry
The American beautyberry is a native shrub found over much of the South. This is quite suitable for warm climates, such as Florida and Hawaii.
Forced rhubarb was most popular in Victorian times. The forced stalks are a delectable treat.
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