Rhubarb Seeds - Victoria
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 24 - 36 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring through mid summer
Bloom Color: Green
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: pH 6.2 - 6.8 well drained soil
Latin Name: Rheum Rhabarbarum
Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: Sow 1 - 2 seeds about 6" apart and cover with 1/4" of soil in rows 18-24" apart.
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
Rhubarb Victoria (Rheum Rhabarbarum Victoria) - There are only a few varieties of vegetables (or some would call fruits) that are considered all-time greats. These few products have qualities so universally sought after that they’re prized by gardeners everywhere. Near the top of this list is Victoria rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum).
This heirloom variety has all the high quality traits of which to judge a rhubarb plant from: 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). This universal vegetable can be used in jams, fruit tarts, soups, and sauces,. Rhubarb is probably one of the most adaptable garden crops you can grow. Another great thing about it is the fact it is a perennial coming back year after year and yielding harvests with little trouble and few pests. In many culinary circles Victoria rhubarb is the best cooking rhubarb, bar none due to its noticeably sweeter and milder taste and very tender stalks.
Grows Great Where Planted
Rhubarb is probably one of the most adaptable garden crops you can grow!
Rhubarb Seeds | Victoria
How to Grow
Sow your Rhubarb seeds outdoors in a full sun to part shady location. It does best in evenly moist, fertile and well-drained soils. Fertilize these herb plants once they are established in the spring time and do so again after they are harvested in the summer. Caring for your Rhubarb includes removing any flower heads and allowing the foliage to die back in the fall season. Cut away any old leaves in winter.
- Sowing Rate: Sow 1 - 2 seeds about 6" apart and cover with 1/4" of soil in rows 18-24" apart
- Depth: 1/4 inch
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days
- Plant Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
- Height: 24 - 36 inches
- USDA Zones: 3 - 8
- Season: Perennial
- Bloom Season: Late spring through mid summer