Canadian Red Rhubarb produces long, thick stalks that have a dark red color with a light interior. Cooks up to a nice strawberry-red colored sauce. Its natural sweetness requires less sugar than most varieties. A fine northern variety developed in Winnipeg, Canada.
Rhubarb should be planted in the spring when the soil is tillable. Frost will not kill it. Don't harvest the first year from planting. The second year, harvest a few stalks but leave most for the development of your roots. By the third year, you can harvest at will during the spring from your first surge of stalks.
- You are purchasing a Canadian Red Rhubarb plant, potted in 6.5" container
- #1 Super Heavy Roots, extremely good crop
- Botanical Name: Rheum Rhubarbarum 'Canada Red'
- Mature size: 2'-3' tall
- Soil: This should be considered a permanent bed; soil should be fertile and well-drained; a pH range of around 6.0-6.8 is desired; Add organic matter (such as aged cow or horse manure, prior to planting
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Years to bear: 1-2
- Sun Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: Place rows 3'-4' apart to ensure room for growth; Place cuttings in the soil with the buds facing up – flush or just below (up to 1") the soil surface
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