Rheum ssp. 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!). 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.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3
Recommended Use: cooking, baking
Size including roots: 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.