Rheum 'Crimson Red'
Planting Instructions: Plant Rhubarb in early spring. Mix rich humus into soil. Well drained soil is preferred. Rhubarb will flourish in a pH range of 6.0-6.8. Space rows 5 feet apart and plants 3 feet apart. Cover the crowns with soil so that the buds are 1-2 inches below the soil. As soon as the first shoots emerge, mulch heavily with compost or leaves. Remove seed stalks as soon as they appear. Re-mulch in the fall and again the follow spring.
A great side dish with roasted chicken or pork is Oven Rhubarb
4 cups of Rhubarb cut into ½ inch pieces
1/1/2 cups of granulated sugar
1 orange thinly sliced with peel
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon clove spice
Spread 2 cups of Rhubarb in an 8”X8” backing dish. Sprinkle with 2/3 cups of the sugar, half of the orange slices, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon clove spice. Repeat the above, layering with the remaining Rhubarb, sugar, orange, and spices. Bake at 350° F for 20-25 minutes, or until Rhubarb is tender.
Rheum 'Crimson Red' Characteristics & Attributes