If you have your own Rhubarb plant, you know that the bright pink buds start poking their nosed through the dirt soon after the frost is gone and the ground is warm. Usually by the first part of June in our part of the country you can have your first feed of Rhubarb. From then until the first frost in the fall, you can have fresh fruit whenever you choose. Harvesting and freezing throughout the summer for future use when the snow flies.
Growing up, I never cared for Rhubarb Pie. I think the reason had to do with the bottom crust being kind of smooshy and soggy. If the Rhubarb was really juicy and there wasn’t a thickener put into the pie, it could end up Rhubarb soup in a pie shell. Yeck!