Rhubarb plants need time and lots of nutrients to store in their roots in order to produce vigorous stems in the coming seasons. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Raised beds are well suited. At planting time, dig in a generous amount of fully rotted manure or compost. Growers should space rows at least 3 ft. wide. Feed and water plants regularly, and remove any flower spikes as you see them develop.
Canada Red Rhubarb has extra thick, bright crimson stalks that keep their colour when cooked. It is one of the sweetest varieties on the market. Rhubarb also makes excellent preserves such as jam, marmalade, and fruit syrups.
Fruit Size: 1 in. (stems)
Days to Maturity: Perennial
Sun Exposure: Full Sun