Any way to tell age of rhubarb?

wittyraven(4)June 12, 2013

We recently bought some property in Kenai peninsula AK. Today I discovered a rhubarb plant partway in the woods behind the house. I know you arent supposed to harvest the 1st year and only a little bit the 2nd year. Is there any way to be able to tell how old a rhubarb plant is? I've never in my life grown them, and to be honest never ate them either.

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wittyraven(4)

Just went out to look again, pull up some dried old leaves to find 2 more separate but much smaller plants. If that helps with aging? I just want to know if I can harvest this year or not and how much I can harvest. It is too small right now but we had a VERY late spring, even for Alaska. But we are playing catch up now with a lot of warm weather.

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