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 pots - big ones are ideal.
Rhubarb is both decorative and delicious. The red and green stems have foliage so lush they are equally at home in an ornamental border as they are in a vegetable patch.
Rhubarb prefers morning sun and requires a well drained soil. It is a good idea to protect your harvest from slugs and snails who also enjoy its flavour.
Once planted, it is best to resist temptation 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.
Supplied as: Bare rooted
Spring to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade