Rhubarb - Russian Giant
Rhubarb Russian Giant
An exceptionally large growing cultivar, with stems reaching up to 1.5m in height and incredibly thick! The foliage can be nearly 1m across. Fertilise with lots of manure.
- HEIGHT: 100-150cm
- WIDTH: 100cm
- SUPPLIED AS: Dormant crowns
- PLANT DEPTH: 3cm
- PLANT SPACING: 50cm
- PLANTING WINDOW: June - September
- FLOWERING TIME: NA. Remove flowers before they open.
- GROWING ZONES: Vic, SA, TAS, NSW, QLD EX Tropics.
- CUT FLOWER: No
- Edible: Yes
Rhubarb need a full sun position but can tolerate some dappled light. Prepare your beds to a depth of 20cm, making sure the soil is light and fluffy. Plant the crowns with the 'green shoots' upward at a depth of 3cm. Allow 50cm between each bulb, however a less full result can be achieved if you choose to plant further apart.
If growing your Rhubarb in a pot at least 30cm in width for Russian Giant due to the size of the plant. Select a high quality potting mix that is free draining. Some gravel in the base of the pot will assist with any drainage issues. Ensure the crown is well fed and watered right up until winter dormancy when watering can be tapered off.