Rhubarb Plant, Victoria
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A hardy and reliable rhubarb with pinkish-green stems...
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We have a 6 plant minimum. You can mix and match varieties to meet the minimum.
Perennial. OP Heirloom. Victoria has been around since 1837, and originated in England. It is reliable, productive, and long lived. It has a gourmet, winey/tart flavor that complements strawberries just perfectly. We can up dozens of jars of strawberry/rhubarb jam and syrup from our Victoria patch every year. It also freezes well, so you can have rhubarb cake in January! These plants are grown from seed - they are not divisions. We never had much success when we purchased and planted divisions, so we started growing rhubarb from seed and planting out plants from pots. We have excellent success getting the plants established this way. The plants are small, however, and should not be harvested from until the second year. By the third year the plants will be huge if properly cared for (manure and mulch!) Folks seem to want their rhubarb red, although we have never noted a taste difference between red and green. We grow these plants from seed, and the color is variable. While we try to select for red, some plants will be mostly green.
Our plants are sustainably raised in our own potting mix. We use only organic fertilizers and sprays if needed. We have been growing and selling plants since 1997.
Our rhubarb plants are shipped in individual 3" deep pots. They are usually 4 to 8 inches tall and are ready to be planted out in your garden.
We are currently accepting orders for the 2015 season. All of our plants are now available to order. Please note that Local Harvest has asked us to raise our plant prices and lower our shipping prices. So, although it looks like our prices have gone up, they actually have not. Once shipping is figured, you should pay about the same as last year. \\r\\nWithin 24 hours of receiving your order, we will e-mail you with a shipping date that we choose based on your last frost date. You are welcome to change the date to any other shipping week. Just respond to the e-mail and tell us when you want your plants.