'Victoria' Rhubarb Crowns
Prolific green stalks with a red blush.
The best cooking rhubarb, bar none. Noticeably sweeter and milder than all others. Stalks are slender and very tender, so it's quick and easy to fix for the pot. Plants are prolific; stalks green with red blush. Dust off your pie tins for this one. Bare roots are great for early spring planting.
Depth: Plant divisions 3 - 4 inches below the soil surface. Plant early Spring or Fall, do not harvest stalks 1st season. Harvest freely the following seasons.
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: Moderate growth rate. Easy to grow, rhubarb thrives in cool locations and full sun, but in warmer climates, plants benefit from light shade but form longer, thinner stems.
Rhubarb needs deep, moist but well-drained soil, and is generally trouble-free.
Good for eating, cooking/baking, jams/jellies/juices, all-purpose.
- Latin Name: Rheum rhaponticum
- Site and Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full to partial sun.
- Bearing Age: 1 year after planting.
- Size at Maturity: 18-24 in height
- Sow time: Spring or Fall
- Ripening Time: May-June
- USDA Zone: 2-9