Posted: 23/06/2014 at 07:16
Yes, some varieties are pink stemmed and some are greener - I'd pull some now and try it out. It's coming to the end of the time when you should be harvesting it, but as you've not taken any earlier in the season it will be fine to take some now.
When you pull grasp the stem down low and pull and twist so that the whole stem comes away witthout leaving a stump - this way will guard against any rot setting in.
I only pull about a third of the stems at a time.
Although the link I gave was about new rhubarb, this post gives general info about looking after your rhubarb.
Rhubarb should be planted with lots of organic matter and not allowed to dry out. However, take care not to let the soil get wet and boggy.
Don't harvest any stems in the first year after planting and only take a few in the following year. Always stop harvesting after mid to late June, to allow the crown to build up for the following year.
I give mine a feed of Fish, Blood & Bone in spring, again in mid summer when I stop picking, and again in late autumn when I also mulch around the crown with well rotted farmyard manure.
When all the leaves have died right down in the late autumn remove them so they don't encourage rot in the crown. .....