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Rhubarb 'Valentine'

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  • This Rhubarb 'Valentine' ships in a Bare Root

The Rheum Rhubarbarum 'Valentine'A bearer of earlier stalk harvests, Valentine Rhubarb is a vigorous plant with high yields, with few or no seed stalks. Valentine is a sweet, low-acid variety perfect for zesty sauces and pies that require less sugar. Cold hardy and heat tolerant. Harvest in May.

Rhubarb should be planted in the spring when the soil is tillable. Frost will not kill it. Don't harvest the first year from planting. The second year, harvest a few stalks but leave most for the development of your roots. By the third year, you can harvest at will during the spring from your first surge of stalks.

Full Sun 

 Red flowers, non-fragrant

Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.

Additional features: Edible and Clay Soil

These Rhubarb ship in a multi-shoot bulb.

Light: Full sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)

Size: Can grow up to 4ft tall and 4ft wide

Hardiness: 4 - 9

Characteristics: Thick red stalks. Excellent for home gardeners. Vigorous, Deep red petioles, produces few to no seed stalks. *Start in a cold frame. #1 Super Heavy Roots, extremely good crop. Self-pollinating. Sweet, low acidity.

Water & Soil: Plant in fertile, evenly moist and well draining soil. his should be considered a permanent bed. Soil should be fertile and well-drained with a pH range of around 6.0-6.8 is desired. Add organic matter (such as aged cow or horse manure, prior to planting). Place rows 3'-4' apart to ensure room for growth; Place cuttings in the soil with the buds facing up – flush or just below (up to 1") the soil surface.

*Due to California Department of Agriculture we can not ship this item to the state of California

*Plants cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

Plant rhubarb during the cool days of early spring, once the ground thaws.
Rhubarb produces a harvest for up to 8 years, so grow it in a sunny area where it will go undisturbed for a long time.
Give rhubarb room to spread out by planting them 4 to 6 feet apart.
Improve your native soil by mixing in several inches of aged compost or other rich organic matter.
When hot weather arrives, apply a 2-inch layer of mulch to keep soil moist and help block weeds.
Check soil moisture regularly and water when the top inch of soil becomes dry.
Feed rhubarb regularly with a continuous-release plant food.
Start regular harvesting in year 3 when stalks are 12 to 18 inches long and reach their ideal red color.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 4 - 9

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Rhubarb 'Valentine'

For the best quality in cooking or freezing, use freshly harvested stalks. If that is not possible, keep cut stems up to 1 week in the refrigerator, although crispness diminishes with storage. You can refresh crispness by standing stored stems in water before using; however, the flavor will be slightly diluted. You can also chop stems and freeze the pieces in a plastic freezer bag for much later use.

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