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Glaskins Perpetual Rhubarb Seeds

Packet of 25 seeds, GPRH_S $3.20

Packet of 25 seeds.

Easy to grow from seed. Plant 1/4 -3/8 inch deep. Seeds will sprout in 7-14 days.  Keep in mind this species prefers an open full sun environment to really get established. The seed is prone to rotting if the soil is too moist or does not drain well. Other than that this selection is best to grow from seed. Transplant out in the fall to a permanent location or direct seed in the permanent location. Plants can be harvested in the 2nd or 3rd year from seed. Seeds were collected from plants on our farm with the most vigor.What is it about this stem?  It is unlike any other fruit and yet it is not a fruit. This selection has one of the lowest oxalic acid levels meaning not quite as tart and teeth rattling as some. Generally the seed grown rhubarbs tend to be more green in color and not as large in stem diameter. The less red also means the lower oxalic acid level.

Plant Specs
Genus & Species Rheum rhabarbarum
Seed Source Michigan
Hardiness -35F and likely more.
Height (ft) 2-3
Width (ft) 2-4
Pollination Requirements Needs cross pollination we think.
Soil Does well in muck and rich high organic soil.
Climate Zone 3 easy - Zone 7 Best in cold climates.
Ease of Cultivation Easy to grow from seed. Takes about 3 years to really get big from seed.