Grandma Barbara-Anne Rhubarb
Grandma Barbara-Anne Rhubarb

Grandma Barbara-Anne Rhubarb

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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

Ripens: May

Pollination: Self-pollinating

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.