Letting Rhubarb go to seed is not generally recommended because it may weaken your plants.
He is still going strong.
Letting him seed appears to have done little harm and, I am told, the fruit tastes just as good.
Steve had some of the young stems last night.
I wouldn't touch it with a Barge Pole :)
I'm pleased to see him, though. Not only because of the seeding thing, but also because this past winter was not a good one for Rhubarb.
Earlier this year the famous Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle was very worried about this year's crop. Thankfully for them, and for Rhubarb lovers of the UK, all turned out well in the end.
We had intended to divide our crowns because he sits in an 'awkward' position. This needs to be done when he is dormant, so we have missed the boat - hopefully we shall remember at the back end of this year.
I am also reminded that I was going to have a go at growing new plants from some of our saved seed.
I may be gone for some time whilst I try to find which 'safe place' I put them in...