- Botanical Name:Rheum rhubararum ‘Chipman’s Canada Red’
- Height:2 – 3 feet.
- Spacing:Set divisions 3 feet apart in rows 4 feet apart.
- Depth:Plant divisions 3 – 4 inches below the soil surface. Plant early Spring for Fall, do not harvest stalks 1st season. Harvest freely the following seasons.
- Spread:2 feet.
- Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Yield:Excellent yields. 4 to 12 pounds of stalks at maturity.
- Fruit:Naturally sweet, the red color won’t fade in cooking. Produces long thick stalks that are rich red inside and out.
- Form:Vegetable, Perennial, Rhubarb
- Soil Requirements:Loamy Soil
- Growth Rate:Medium growth rate.
- Foliage:Green foliage with red stalks.
- Comments:Large stalks, yields 4 – 12 lbs. per crown at maturity. Color won’t fade during cooking. Sweetest of all, needs less sugar when baking than others. Harvest well into Fall, seldom goes to seed. Rhubarb is a long-lived perennial. Dependable producers of red stalks. Simmer, boil or bake. Perfect for preserves. Takes 2 years before ready to harvest. Apply Winter mulch in late Fall. Leaves of rhubarb are poisonous.
Simmer, boil or bake the tall, plump, brilliantly red stalks—nothing fades the rich color and intense flavor! Excellent yields, plenty for processing. Zones 3-8 (2 with some winter protection).