A wonderful English heirloom that produces stems that are greenish-red and can be harvested in its first year. Glaskins Perpetual Rhubarb has an extra fine flavor and is bitter-free, making it great for pies and other desserts.
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Soak seeds in water for several hours before planting. Plant in small pots, covering with potting soil no more than 1/2 inch. Germinates within 1-2 weeks at room temperature. Set plants outside after last frost. Very rich soil with lots of organic matter suits rhubarb. Allow some afternoon shade in hot summer areas. A light cutting is possible the second season if plants are healthy; never cut leaves once the stems have become spindly. Mulch to protect plants in cold-winter areas.