Victoria RhubarbRegular price $2.75
Of the several hundred thousand heirloom vegetable varieties throughout the world, only a handful qualify as all-time greats, with qualities so universally sought after that they are prized by gardeners everywhere. Ranking high on this list is Victoria Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum). This variety has established the gold standard by which to judge good rhubarb: large, fat stems, bright red skin, lack of stringiness, and a tart, apple-gooseberry flavor with a hint of lemon or grapefruit (depending on your soil). Used in everything from jams and fruit tarts to soups and sauces (even ice cream), rhubarb is probably one of the most adaptable garden crops you can grow. And because it is a perennial, it will yield years of copious harvests with little trouble and few pests.
Produces sweet, juicy, medium sized green stalks with a red blush and greenish-red colored leaves. Seeds may be planted in autumn or spring and generally take two years for a preferable harvest. However under ideal circumstances satisfactory results can be achieved in one growing season.
Approximately 30 seeds.
Harvest in 23-30 days.