'Canadian Red' Rhubarb
Rhubarb 'Canadian Red'
Rhubarb 'Canadian Red'
Rhubarb 'Canadian Red'
Rhubarb 'Canadian Red'
Rhubarb 'Canadian Red'

Rhubarb 'Canadian Red'

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The Rheum Rhubarbarum 'Canada Red' - Canadian Red Rhubarb produces long, thick stalks that have a dark red color with a light interior. Cooks up to a nice strawberry-red colored sauce. Its natural sweetness requires less sugar than most varieties. A fine northern variety developed in Winnipeg, Canada.

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 to partial sun.

Flavor Profile:  Tart, zesty, slightly sweet, fibrous.

Culinary Use: Pies, compotes, savory pairings, beverages

Additional features: Edible and Clay Soil

These Canadian Red Rhubarb ships in multi-shoot bulb.

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

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

Hardiness: 4 - 9

Characteristics: smaller stalks throughout, long thick petioles Stems are shorter and more slender, produces few seed stalks. Super Heavy Roots, extremely good crop. Self-pollinating. Sweet, low acidity.

Water & Soil: This 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 ‚Äď flush or just below (up to 1") the soil surface.

*Plants cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.

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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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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