My rhubarb crown is now seven years old. I got it after buying a few sticks of organic rhubarb from a farm on the way to Harrogate and paid something in the region of £7 for the pleasure. Now, it is a pleasure but as far as I remember the crown I went on to buy the same day, once I’d recovered from the shock, at most cost me only the same!
How much has the crown saved me? Well, a hundreds of pounds, I would guess. It was a long wait till it was ready for serious production. In the first year, I refrained from picking any of it and in the second year, I was very cautious with consumption. Even in the third year, there wasn’t much to really impress me but in the last couple of years I’ve been picking it at least once a week.