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Rhubarb Root: Holsteiner Blut

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Name: Rhubarb Root: Holsteiner Blut

Latin Name: Rheum x hybridum 'Holsteiner Blut'

Organic Certified: No

Description: Holsteiner Blut is a fast growing perennial rhubarb. It produces large, shiny, green leaves and bright red, long, edible stems that can be harvested from late Spring through Summer.

Amount Of Roots Per Pack: 1

Planting: February to April

Planting Depth: 5cm

Plant Height: 60cm

Plant Spacing: 15cm

Harvesting: June to August

How To Grow Rhubarb Plants From Roots: 

Growing a rhubarb plant from a root (crown) is a relatively straightforward process, and rhubarb is known for being a perennial plant that establishes itself well. Here's a general timeline for growing rhubarb from a root:

1. Planting in Spring:
Rhubarb is typically planted in the early spring. Planting too late in the season may result in weaker establishment.
2. First Season:
In the first year after planting, the focus is on establishing a strong root system. You might see some leaf growth, but it's advised to avoid harvesting any stalks during this initial season. Allow the plant to direct its energy into root development.
3. Second Season:
In the second season, you can expect more vigorous growth. You may be able to harvest a few stalks during this season, but it's recommended not to harvest too heavily to allow the plant to continue strengthening.
4. Mature Plants:
By the third season and onward, rhubarb plants are generally considered mature, and you can harvest larger quantities of stalks. Mature plants can produce ample harvests for many years.

Overall, the timeline can be summarised as follows:

Year 1: Planting and establishment.
Year 2: Limited harvesting, with a focus on allowing the plant to develop further.
Year 3 and Beyond: Full harvests can be expected from mature and well-established plants.

It's essential to provide the rhubarb plant with the right growing conditions, including well-draining soil, adequate sunlight, and regular watering. Additionally, applying a layer of compost or well-rotted manure around the base of the plant in early spring can help provide nutrients.

Patience in the initial years will be rewarded with a robust and productive rhubarb plant in the long run.

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