Thick green leaves with green stalks that are redder towards the base. Harvest from second growing season. Stems are cooked for a sweet dessert.

Features

  • Perennial
  • Continuous Harvest
  • Slow to Mature

Product details

How

Sow into trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. Transplant when about 7cm high.

Care

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.

Hint

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.

Storage

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

Position Full sun
Plant space 30cm
Sow depth 5mm
Germination 7-14 days
Germination (days) 10
Row space 30cm
Maturity 70-100weeks
Maturity (days) 630
Botanical name Rheum rhabarbarum
Suitable for Pots and garden beds

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