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Rhubarb, ‘Canada Red’

Great for PIES! Naturally Sweet n’ Red! ‘Canada Red’ Rhubarb features juicy stalks that are cherry-red clear through. It keeps its color when cooked. Stalks are high in sugar and tender with no need to peel. Plants are hardy perennials and suitable for northern zones. When red color is the desire, choose the reddest…Canada Red. Produces few seed stalks.

Very easy to grow and trouble free. One plant will supply you with enough fruit for many pies and jam. Its pucker-power is exactly what makes rhubarb the world’s favorite pie plant. Attractive perennial plants will accent your landscape and remain productive for decades.


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RH151 Rhubarb, 'Canada Red' out of stock $0.00

Plant Details +

Size #1 division
Height 2-3'
Spacing 3-4'
Hardiness Rhubarb is grown all over the country (except in the deep South) and across much of Canada. It is very winter hardy and drought resistant.
Exposure Full sun
Harvest Late Spring-Fall

General Information +

Tip: You'll have to wait two to three years from the time of planting to the first real harvest. To harvest, twist the leaf stalk at the soil line; do not take more than a third of the leaves in any given year. Eat only the stalk, not the leaf.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Easy to Grow: 1. Set the crowns just below ground level. 2. Fertilize the area liberally with manure or garden fertilizer. 3. Keep the soil moist and free of weeds during the growing season. Remove the flower spikes as they appear.

Planting Instructions: Plant in early spring in any well-drained, fertile soil, in the sun. Space plants about 3 ft. apart. If planted too closely, they will be scrawny and more susceptible to disease. For best results do not harvest the first year and few the second year and following harvests will be bountiful for years to come. When harvesting, do not remove more than half of the stalks at any time so the roots will maintain their strength for the next season. To harvest, twist the stalk while pulling sideways and trim off the tops.

When to Plant Outdoors: Plant in the spring, after the ground warms to about 50ยบ F.