Title

An article on rhubarb, which for many Mainers is the standard "spring tonic." D

Authors

Ken Textor

Source

Down East

Date

6-1-2004

Pages

78-79, 81-82

Abstract

An article on rhubarb, which for many Mainers is the standard "spring tonic." Dennis King, of King Hill Farm in Penobscot, is one of a handful of Maine's large-scale commercial growers. The first propagation of edible rhubarb in the New World is generally credited to an unknown Maine farmer in the late 1700s. The plant has a preference for cool climates and acid soil. Thomas Hoey of Brooksville makes The Sow's Ear rhubarb wine, and many Maine restaurants feature strawberry-rhubarb pie in May and June.

Subjects

Rhubarb

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