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By Daftdel

Kent, United Kingdom Gb

Hi, my rhubarb has got seeds forming in the centre, looks a bit like cauliflower or brocoli, but pink. Does anyone know if I should leave them or chop them off. I've never seen this before. Many thanks.



Its a flower coming. Pull it out as you would a stick of rhubarb.

4 May, 2013


Yes mine are doing the same. I will be taking them out tomorrow and chucking them in the compost bin.

4 May, 2013


Does leaving them on do any harm. i rather like the look of them

They're a bit like an alien triffid!

4 May, 2013


so far as I know they will be ok. the rhubarb plants in a local nursery flower every year and don't seem to suffer as a consequence.

4 May, 2013


Most plants seem to lose some of their enthusiasm after flowering though don't they? If you have a lot of rhubarb there would be plenty left anyway but if you only have one or two crowns perhaps leave just one flower for fun and remove the others?

5 May, 2013


Thank you for that. I have only 2 crowns, so will take one out and leave the other for comparison

6 May, 2013

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