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Old 05-23-2005, 11:33 AM   #11
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I'll cook it down just like a turnip root, with a little bacon salt and pepper.


The pies sound good, but I'm not big on sweets.
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:30 PM   #12
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Rhubarb does just fine here in L.A. with temps up to about 100F, so I think it mighr do o.k. in Florida.
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:50 PM   #13
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I LOVE RHUBARB.

I now live in Fl and miss the two plants that I had in my back yard, in Indiana. Thank you all for the recipes. I can dream can't I.
I live in northern Fl. Is it too hot to grow it here? Anyone have any ideas?
I live about midway down in Fl. and was told it wouldn't grow here. We had a big patch up north and sure do miss it. The stuff they sell in the stores is terrible, big and thick. We always picked them while they were not too thick.
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:59 PM   #14
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I'll cook it down just like a turnip root, with a little bacon salt and pepper.


The pies sound good, but I'm not big on sweets.
Let us know how that turns out. I have never heard of anyone doing anything savory with rhubarb. I really don't think anyone could call rhubarb SWEET though!

We do EVERYTHING with rhubarb, pies, cookies, muffins, cakes, crisp and make rhubarb mush for our toast too. The trick is to use the GOOD rhubarb (the green and red stuff not the all red stalks) and to catch it before it grows to mammoth proportions.

I have already harvested a fair chunk from my garden. I think if you put it in a warm spot with some nicely acid soil and water it regularly (if you are in a drier climate) you should be able to grow it well. It DOES prefer acid soil though.
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Old 05-30-2005, 06:16 PM   #15
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We have a couple of rhubarb plants that we've already harvested from this year. Mom made some rhubarb muffins, but I wasn't very fond of them. I'd like to try the ones you posted, Old Coot. Thanks for the recipes!
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Old 05-31-2005, 05:47 AM   #16
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We always had rhubarb up north, but I also live in Florida, now. Central Florida to be (sort of) exact. Anyway, I have been told that it doesn't do well here, but haven't attempted to grow it. I'd have to find a source for plants if I were to try. Anyway, the stuff they sell in our local supermarket, is prepackaged, can't get a look at it, and the price is outrageous for the amount in the pkg. I would sure like a good homemade strawberry rhubarb pie.
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Old 05-31-2005, 09:54 AM   #17
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I would sure like a good homemade strawberry rhubarb pie.
you were reading my mind, lyndalou!
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:45 AM   #18
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Check out this site for some good rhubarb recipes:

http://allrecipes.com/advice/coll/al...cles/617P1.asp
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Old 05-31-2005, 01:21 PM   #19
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I just searched for growing details on Rhubarb. A cool weather plant, it can be grown in warmer areas.

One method that sounded plausible is to grow from seed,(as an annual) planted in August, enably harvest in March through May. (Park Seed Co. in So. Carolina)

Some have good luck by growing in semi- or even full shade. It MUST be kept moist, but excess water will cause root rot, so good drainage is imperative.

Since "micro climates" can vary tremendously, it might be worthwhile to try growing rhubarb even in some of the warmer areas, such a central Florida.

Judging by all the interesting recipes folks have posted on this thread, plus the plethora of them on the web, it seems well worth the effort.
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Old 06-08-2005, 02:32 AM   #20
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I am going to do your STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB CRUMB PIE and the EASY RHUBARB DESSERT.

I could not find an Orange Cake mix in my local market. (the only one in town)

They did have a Betty Crocker, Lemon Supreme. Do you think that would work? I'm not going to do it until the 23rd for a Pot Luck dinner.

I'll do the pie tomorrow.

I plan on selecting the small tender stalks. Would it be advantages to remove he strings from the outer covering?

I have never did any thing with the Rhubarb. I have plant that is about four foot square and 30 inches tall. Every year it gets beautiful, admired by every one and ends up being hauled to the dump!

I have resolved to do something with it this year.

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