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. They are not tough or stringy. Rhubarb 'Victoria' grows well in most Australian climates, producing vigorous 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 flavour.
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, 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