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Rhubarb Crimson Red

The Crimson Red has one of the best flavors. Make lots of tasty pies, jams and sauces with easy-to-grow Rhubarb. (Rheum rhabarbarum)

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Plant Size: 24-48" tall, Space 36-48" apart
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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SKU 2RHUB
Common Name Rhubarb
Botanical Name Rheum rhabarbarum
Light Requirements Full Sun
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line
Days to Harvest Once the stalks are 1/2" to 1" in diameter showing good color, pull rather than cut them from the parent plant. Rhubarb has a large woody root system so there is no danger of uprooting your plants. Cut off the leaves as they are not for consumption. Rhuba
Estimated Mature Height 24-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Space 36-48" apart
Ships As Bare Root
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Keep crowns in a cool area prior to planting and do not allow them to dry out. Plant in early spring once your ground is thawed; making it workable without getting muddy. Your rhubarb crowns are pieces of mature roots with new buds. Place the crowns deep enough so that they are covered with 2" of soil. Space them 2 to 3 feet apart in the row.
AFTERCARE: Immediately remove any seed stalks that appear as they reduce the vigor of the plant. Keep your rhubarb patch free of weeds and divide rhubarb every 6 to 8 years to maintain top production.

Rhubarb is the ultimate pie ingredient; tart and colorful often combined with strawberries for a special spring treat. Most popular in pies, sauces and jellies.

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        By RJS666

        from Worcester MA

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              Comments about Rhubarb Crimson Red, Rhubarb Crimson Red:

              Four of the six plants died - looked like exploded cigars when I dug them up.

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              Where is the Crimson Red that I ordered?

              By Wally

              from Indianapolis, Indiana

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                    Comments about Rhubarb Crimson Red, Rhubarb Crimson Red:

                    How can I judge when the product must be coming by mule train or something. August is too late.

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                    It came battered when I received it.

                    By Tom at the garden

                    from Santa Cruz, CA

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                          Comments about Rhubarb Crimson Red, Rhubarb Crimson Red:

                          When I planted it in good soil, I waited for weeks with no results. I dug up the plant and it was rotten.

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                          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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                          • Softneck Garlic California

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                          • The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible

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