Crimson Red Rhubarb is a West Coast variety that does well throughout the Midwest. It features bright red large stalks, and is one of the best ever for flavor, being sweet yet agreeably tart. It produces ample yields of plump, crimson stalks.
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 Crimson Red Rhubarb, potted in quart containers
- Botanical Name: Rheum Rhubarbarum ‘Crimson Red’
- Mature size: up to 24”; spread 24”-36”
- 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
- Days to maturity: 365 days
- Sun Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: Place rows minimum 5’ apart and the plants 3’ apart in the rows; Place cuttings in the soil with the buds facing up – flush or just below (up to 1”) the soil surface
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