Rhubarb Glaskin’s Perpetual

Rhubarb Glaskin’s Perpetual

Raised in Brighton in 1920, Rheum x hybridum Glaskin’s Perpetual is a very reliable rhubarb, and quick to establish. The stems are long, thick, bright red, and sweet and juicy with a good flavour. Because it has a low oxalic acid content, it can be picked until late in the year (hence the name ‘Perpetual’) giving it a long season of productivity. Rhubarb Glaskin’s Perpetual is also good for forcing – covering the crown in late December or early January with a rhubarb forcer or a black bin for an early crop of pale, sweeter, deliciously tender stems; allow the plant to recover the following year. Rhubarb is productive for 10 years, and is a very easy, low-maintenance crop. A manure or compost mulch every winter will ensure a good crop; make sure the organic matter does not touch the crown. Remove any flowers immediately.

Site: Sheltered
Soil: Fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
Position: Best in full sun; tolerates partial shade
Pick: From March, if forced; April if not
Keep: Rhubarb will keep for a few days in the fridge
Hardiness: Very hardy
Pollination: Not applicable
Uses: Cooking and preserving

Type | Size: Bareroot Crown
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