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Rhubarb Rheum rhabarbarum

How to sow rhubarb: Transplant crowns or direct seed indoors

Sun requirement for rhubarb: Plant in Full Sun

Rhubarb has been planted 15 times by Growstuff members.

Rhubarb is a perennial herbaceous plant in USDA Zones 4-8. It cannot be harvested from in the first year of planting. It has large green leaves that are poisonous and thick, red-green stalks that are edible raw or cooked. It's stalks have a strong, tart taste and are commonly used in strawberry-rhubarb pies.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

62 weeks after planting

Height

75cm

Spread

75cm

Row Spacing

92cm

Companions

horseradish
insect

Photos

Rhubarb crops

Rhubarb plantings

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Rhubarb harvests

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