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Rhubarb seeds - Victoria : Heirloom productive variety with deep crimson red stalks.

Rhubarb - Victoria Seeds

Rheum rhabarbarum

HEIRLOOM -Victoria is an old standard crop variety of rhubarb and has proven to be one of the largest and most productive varieties. Sweet and mild stalks are very tender and a lovely deep crimson red with a touch of green on the inside. The hint of a wine flavor makes it a good variety to use for pies and cobblers. First recorded in 1837 in England. Approx. seeds per packet = 60 Packet weight 1 gram 

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Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
 2240 3-4 Years
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Early Spring Partial-Full Sun Cold Hardy
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed/Transplant  1/2"  N/A  70
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
2-3' 14-21 Perennial  2 years
Rhubarb tolerates most soils but grows best in fertile, well-drained soils that are high in organic matter. Plant crowns shallowly, about 2 inches under the surface, and once plants are established, they don't transplant easily, so choose your plating site carefully. Rhubarb thrives in full sun but will yield in light shade. Select a location that gives plants ample room; individual rhubarb plants can measure up to four feet wide and tall. Many gardeners suggest to leave growth in the first year and not harvest stalks until the second year. This promotes healthy root development. Starting from seed is not difficult but you will need to plant at least twenty seeds to cull out ones that do not exhibit the desired traits for the variety. Starting in pots in recommended.