Rhubarb

Asked July 1, 2019, 8:50 PM EDT

Some of our rhubarb has little holes in the stalk when cut, it seems to run all the way through, is it safe to eat, is this anything to worry about?
Thanks for your help

Clackamas County Oregon food safety rhubarb

2 Responses

Thank you for your question. It is difficult to diagnose a plant problem and advise without a photo or an examination of the plant itself. Are you able to bring a stalk or two to the CC Extension office? We have Master Gardeners there 9-12 and 1-4 weekdays. 200 Warner-Milne Road, Oregon City. Thanks!

Another expert suggests the stems may be old and woody, which is a condition of older plants. Since you did not indicate the plants’ age, this is hard to know. Perhaps you’ve already been to the Extension office....