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Crimson Red Rhubarb

Crimson Red rhubarb

Crimson Red rhubarb

Crimson Red rhubarb

Crimson Red rhubarb

Crimson Red rhubarb produces lovely, thick stalks that are a vibrant red inside and out. The fiber-free stalks are crisp and juicy—just perfect for cooking or baking. Treat these plants well and they’ll be productive for decades!

Sun Exposure

  • full sun

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 6.8

Hardiness Zones

  • zones 3 to 8


  • 4 feet


  • at least 1 inch per week


  • cold-hardy
  • prefers well-drained soil
  • plant budded root divisions/crowns
  • harvest in second or third year after planting
  • fertilize with nitrogen in spring; phosphorus in fall
  • leaves are poisonous; eat only the stalks

Have you ever grown Crimson Red rhubarb? Please tell us about your experiences with Crimson Red.


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