Thick green leaves with green stalks that are redder towards the base. Harvest from second growing season. Stems are cooked for a sweet dessert.
Sow into trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. Transplant when about 7cm high.
Grow in well drained soil in sun or semi-shade. Enrich soil with organic matter and fertiliser (such as Yates Blood & Bone or Dynamic Lifter) before planting. Feed plants regularly with Yates Thrive Soluble Plant food. Continuous harvest promotes new growth. Protect plants from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.
When harvesting, don't cut the stems, pull them gently from the crown. Keep well watered in summer to keep the stems juicy. Don't eat leaves as they contain a toxin. Remove flowering stems.
Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED
|Botanical name||Rheum rhabarbarum|
|Suitable for||Pots and garden beds|