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Chipman's Canada Red Rhubarb

Naturally Sweet, Dependably Cold Hardy

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).
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  • 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, do not harvest stalks 1st season. Harvest freely the following seasons.
  • Spread: 2 feet.
  • Light Required: Full Sun until the middle of June.
  • Yield: Excellent yields. 4 to 12 pounds of stalks at maturity.
  • Foliage: Green foliage with red stalks.
  • Fruit: Naturally sweet, the red color won't fade in cooking. Produces long thick stalks that are rich red inside and out.
  • Zone: 3 - 8.
  • Form: Perennial. upright.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, rich, loamy soil that is fortified with compost or well-rotted manure. pH between 5.0 and 7.0.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • 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.

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