Rhubarb 'Victoria'

Rhubarb 'Victoria'

Vigorous, sweet stalks.

 
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A long standing, green variety with a delicious sweet flavour. The large stalks of Rhubarb 'Victoria' are blushed crimson at the base, shading to green towards the leaf and they are not tough or stringy. Rhubarb 'Victoria' crops spring to summer.

While everyone wants red stalked Rhubarb, and this is has green the stems might not look the part, but these have a better, sweeter flavour.

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
Size: na

Code

RHMVC

Botantical name

Rheum rhabarbarum

Height

50-100cm

Width

50-100cm

Flowers

Spring to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bare rooted

Size

na

Water needs

1