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A spring standby for pies, preserves and sauces! Victorian Rhubarb is very popular in northern climates for a hit of sweetness after long winters. Leaves are poisonous, so harvest the berry-red stalks for your desserts. This variety can be planted one season and produce a crop the next year! Excellent germination. Here are our best tips on How to Grow Rhubarb, too!
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start seeds 8-10 weeks before the last frost by soaking for 1-2 hours, then planting in flats or pots. Good spacing is 2 seeds in a 2- or 3-in pot. A heating cable will speed germination.
Seedlings can go out into the garden 2 weeks before last frost; plants should be about 4-in. tall. Mulch the first winter for protection. Harvest when stems are 1/2-in to 1-in. diameter; thinner stems are sweeter and more flavorful. Seedlings planted one year should be ready to harvest the following year.