Rheum / Rhubarb
Unique, Delicious, and Nutritious
You might be missing out on one of nature's most delicious treats if you’re not growing Rheum. Rhubarb bears big, crinkled leaves on thick, red stalks. The leaves are toxic if eaten, but the stalks have a delicious, sweet tart flavor and are often used for sauces, pies, and preserves (strawberry rhubarb pie is a real treat). It grows best where winters are long and cold but can be grown as an annual in the south. Add this unique edible to your garden and you’ll be delighted by all its uses.