Rheum ‘Canadian Red’
Naturally Sweet n’ Red! It features juicy stalks that are cherry-red clear through. It keeps its color when cooked. Stalks are high in sugar and tender with no need to peel. To harvest, twist the stalk while pulling sideways and trim off the tops. Please call the store (740)763-2873 for availability, prices, and sizes.
Remove the flower stalks as they are seen. During the first year of planting, the stalks should not be picked, since food from the leaves is needed to nourish the roots for the next year’s growth. A light picking may be taken during the year following planting, following that: the entire plant may be harvested. When harvesting rhubarb, the first step is to cut the stalks at the soil line or simply pull them out individually. All of the stalks of a plant may be harvested at one time or pulled out selectively over a 4 to 6 week period. After the stalks are cut, the leaves may be removed.