Rhubarb Dalmatian


SHIPMENT DATE: Begins SEPTEMBER (Yams, Artichokes, Yacon and others in this category are sent out beginning in September).  

Starter plant. 

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Genus & Species: Rheum rhabarbarum

Heritage Status: NZ
Quantity: Starter plant

Description: This rhubarb was donated to our collection from a very old garden on the shores of the Kaipara, near Pouto, by Logan Forrest. It is one of the food plants that came to this land with the early Dalmatian gumdiggers. The stalks are green and red of medium size. They are beautiful, healthy and productive plants.

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Planting Instructions: Rhubarb is a heavy feeder that requires rich moist soil. Adding manure to the soil before planting is recommended as is mulching and making sure it is kept watered in dry weather. Best grown in partial shade. Space plants at about 75cms apart.