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Sunrise Rhubarb

Sunrise rhubarb

Sunrise rhubarb

Sunrise rhubarb

Sunrise rhubarb

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.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 6.8

Hardiness Zones

  • zones 3 to 8

Spacing

  • 4 feet

Moisture

  • at least 1 inch per week

Notes

  • 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

Do you grow Sunrise rhubarb? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.

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