Rhubarb 'Ever Red' is a heavy producer of red skinned stalks that will grow all year round with the best harvests in spring and summer. It has a bittersweet flavour that is delicious in pies and tarts.
These plants are produced by crown divisions. 'Ever Red' Rhubarb can even be grown in big pots - big ones are ideal.
Rhubarb is both decorative and delicious. The red and green stems with lush foliage are equally at home in a vegetable bed or an ornamental border. Originating in NW China and surrounds, Rhubarb grows well in cool to temperate climates, though when protected from the heat it has been successful in sub tropical zones.
Rhubarb prefers morning sun and requires a well drained soil. It is a good idea to protect your harvest from slugs and snails.
Once planted, it is best to resist temptation with Rhubarb and allow it to establish for the first year before you begin to harvest. When you do harvest, it is best to pull, rather than cut the stems to prevent disease through damage to the remaining crown. Allow a few leaves to fully develop, this will keep the root system strong and ensure future crops.
Rhubarb is delicious stewed in desserts, jams, crumbles or tarts. It is high in Vitamins A and C.
Spring to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade