Sunrise rhubarb provides a change of pace from the traditional red rhubarb, usually producing thick pink stalks that hold up well to canning and freezing without getting mushy. Use it to make a traditional rhubarb pie, or make jam or a tasty sauce for ice cream.
- full sun
- 6.0 to 6.8
- zones 3 to 8
- 4 feet
- at least 1 inch per week
- prefers cooler weather
- plant crowns in rich soil
- harvest second or third year after planting
- fertilize with nitrogen in spring; phosphorous in fall
- leaves are toxic; eat only the stalks
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