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Grandma Barbara-Anne Rhubarb
Grandma Barbara-Anne Rhubarb

Grandma Barbara-Anne Rhubarb

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Species: Rheum ssp

History: Zack's grandma Barbara-Anne grew this variety on her homestead near Poplar Hill. It has been enjoyed throughout the generations in a multitude of crisps, jams, tarts, sauces, and pies (see one of Jade's pies in the pictures!).

Why We Grow It: Rhubarb is nutritious, incredibly easy to grow, and sports a showy bloom appreciated by both pollinators and humans. This perennial vegetable creates a lush, delicious ground cover and can be used to make a variety of delicious dishes.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3

Soil Preference: Prefers loam but adaptable to a variety of soils

Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Unknown, likely fairly hardy and disease resistant 

Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade (approx. 6-10 hours of sun daily)

Pollination: Self-pollinating

Bloom Colour: White

Ripens: May to early July

Storage: Keeps up to three weeks in the fridge

Recommended Use: Cooking, baking, jam, sauce

Size: 2 rhubarb crowns

A note on the "Grandma" Series: Inspired by Ken's 'Grandma Ethel Black currant', we decided to curate our own repertoire of family favourites! Check out our tried-n-true gooseberries and raspberries in addition to the currants and rhubarb.

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