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Chipman's Canada Red Rhubarb

Naturally Sweet, Dependably Cold Hardy
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Chipman's Canada Red Rhubarb

Description
Simmer, boil or bake the tall, plump, brilliantly red stalks—nothing fades the rich color and intense flavor! Excellent yields, plenty for processing. Zones 3-8 (2 with some winter protection).
Product Details
  • SeasonSpring
  • Unit of Measure1 root
  • FormPerennial. upright.
  • LightFull Sun until the middle of June.
  • Height2 - 3 feet.
  • Spread2 feet.
  • SpacingSet divisions 3 feet apart in rows 4 feet apart.
  • Zones3 - 8.
  • FoliageGreen foliage with red stalks.
  • FruitNaturally sweet, the red color won't fade in cooking. Produces long thick stalks that are rich red inside and out.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, rich, loamy soil that is fortified with compost or well-rotted manure. pH between 5.0 and 7.0.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate.
  • CommentsLarge stalks, yields 4 - 12 lbs. per crown at maturity. Color won't fade during cooking. Sweetest of all, needs less sugar when baking than others. Harvest well into Fall, seldom goes to seed. Rhubarb is a long lived perennial. Dependable producers of red stalks. Simmer, boil or bake. Perfect for preserves. Takes 2 years before ready to harvest. Apply Winter mulch in late Fall. Separate them into several small sections; each section should have at least 3 leaf buds and plenty of roots. Each Fall, top dress soil with a 3 inch layer of well-rotted manure or compost; apply along side and directly over the roots. Leaves of rhubarb are poisonous. Unable to ship to: AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.
  • YieldExcellent yields. 4 to 12 pounds of stalks at maturity.
  • Botanical NameRheum Rhubarbarum 'Chipman's Canada Red'
  • DepthPlant divisions 3 - 4 inches below the soil surface. Plant early Spring for Fall, do not harvest stalks 1st season. Harvest freely the following seasons.
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