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Silver Creek Nursery

Grandma Barbara-Anne Rhubarb

Grandma Barbara-Anne Rhubarb

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 Mouse'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.

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.

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Cooking, baking, jam, sauce

Fruit Size:

Storage: Keeps up to three weeks in the fridge

Harvest:

Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3

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

Flowering Time: May to early July

Bloom Colour: White

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun to partial shade (approx. 6-10 hours of sun daily)

General Growth Habits:

Leafy plant reaches about 1m tall and wide, large leaves, likely fairly hardy and disease resistant

Shipping vs. Pick Up

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Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our bareroot perennial vegetables are sold as root crowns or tubers and will often have little to no vegetative growth on them. Depending on the plant, you may receive one or two root chunks, crowns, or tubers per order. The size varies significantly between species.

Like with our other plants, we recommend planting our perennial vegetables dormant so the transplanting process is less stressful on them. As a result, they may not look like much when you receive them but they tend to start growing fairly quickly.

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