Botanical Name: Rheum Rhubarbarum '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, don't harvest stalks 1st season. Harvest freely the following seasons.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun until the middle of June.
Fruit: Naturally sweet, the red color won't fade in cooking. Produces long thick stalks that are rich red inside and out.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, rich, loamy soil that is fortified with compost or well-rotted manure. pH between 5.0 and 7.0.
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. Separate them into several small sections; each section should have at least 3 leaf buds and plenty of roots. Each Fall, top dress soil with a 3 inch layer of well-rotted manure or compost; apply along side and directly over the roots. Leaves of rhubarb are poisonous. Unable to ship to: AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.
Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR