Organic Strawberry Rhubarb Seeds - Thick pink petioles, medium to heavy seed stalk production

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Organic Strawberry Rhubarb
Rheum rhabarbarum
“Pie Plant,” Chinese Rhubarb, Garden Rhubarb, Himalayan Rhubarb, Indian Rhubarb, Medicinal Rhubarb, Tai Huang, Turkey Rhubarb

Type Description: Thick pink petioles, red petioles, medium to heavy seed stalk production, Large sticks with both interior and exterior rose color, very similar to Victoria and may be the same variety, possibly misidentified in some gardens, pink stalks. Better bearing crop with higher yields, plant grows 2 to -5 feet. Bear 4 to 10 pounds per head. Stalks vary from green to light red/.pink. Works very well in wetter locations, or poor draining soils.
Short Description: Rhubarb is a cool season crop that requires cold to fully develop. The plant will wilt with prolonged, unsupported care in very hot climates. With peak season for Rhubarb in the late fall and winter months, Rhubarb has become widely known for is seasonal, holiday and specialty uses. Pies, candies, and preserves using Rhubarb has permeated the culture around the plant.
Life Cycle: Perineal, and can be left in the ground between seasons.
Sun: Full to partial sun. Prolonged direct sun in windy, hot climates may expose Rhubarb to windburn and/or sunburn.
Soil: Well drained, fertile/humus rich, amend with compost if needed. Rhubarb does not tolerate clay soils well, loosen soil prior to sowing, and turn between rows for best results.
Water: Water well, provide water in times of need or stress. Rhubarb is very drought resistant.
pH: 6.0 to 6.8 Rhubarb will tolerate soils acidity to 5.2 in most cases.
USDA Zones: 2b to 8b
Spacing: Minimum of 1.5 to 2 feet between plants for best results.
Growing conditions: For successful growth, Rhubarb requires temperatures below 40 °F/5 °C to break dormancy and to stimulate spring growth and summer temperatures averaging less than 75 °F/24 °C for vigorous growth.
Sowing and propagation: Plant .25 inch deep, indoors, six to eight weeks prior to last frost. After hardening off, transplant into deeply cultivated, well-drained beds into which generous amounts of organic matter and composted manure have been added.
Pests: Rhubarb is relatively insect and disease resistant
Cultural Information: Although technically a vegetable, in 1947 the United States Customs Court in Buffalo, New York, ruled Rhubarb to be a fruit because it is most commonly used in sweet applications. This cost-effective act allowed imported rhubarb to pay a smaller duty than if it was a vegetable. Rhubarb was first used as a food plant in 1778 in Europe and is recorded to have been first grown in the United States in Maine around 1790 - 1800. Rhubarb has been used since 2700 BC in Chinese culture for trade and medicinal purposes.
Culinary uses: Only the rhubarb stalks should be eaten and they must be cooked. Rhubarb is rich in iron, and vitamins A and C. It is used as a 'fruit', and can be baked in pies and crumbles, it combines well with apples and ginger. Rhubarb leaves are poisonous and should never be eaten or fed to livestock or poultry.
Organic Gardening Uses: Using the leaves of the Rhubarb plant an organic insecticide can be made to control aphids, caterpillars, and other insects, without the use of chemicals. Cut up 2 pounds of rhubarb leaves, boil in .5 to 1 gallon of water for 30 minutes. Strain through a cloth; when cool, dissolve 1 pounce of soap flakes in 1 quart of hot water. Add this to the mixture. Use as a general botanical insecticide spray against aphids, whiteflies, caterpillars, and other garden pests. Use with tobacco power or liquid for an efficient and all around solution for all your problems in your garden.
CARE AND USE PRECAUTIONS: Rhubarb leaves contain Oxalic Acid. The amount of this acid varies between cultivars/variants of the plants. Care should be used when handling, growing, caring, preparing, or serving Rhubarb. The plant contains oxalate crystals, which have been reported to cause poisoning when large quantities of raw or cooked leaves are ingested. Anthraquinones (glycosides) have been implicated more recently in the poisoning. The stalks are widely used as preserves and are also eaten raw, without problems. The toxic content is much lower in the stalks. Humans have been poisoned after ingesting the leaves. Human poisoning was a particular problem in World War I, when the leaves were recommended as a food source in Britain. Some animals, including goats and swine, have also been poisoned by ingesting the leaves. Children should be taught to eat only the rhubarb stalks, preferably under supervision


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Yes! I will only sell seed, spices, and custom made spice blends that are all 100% Certified Organic. I go to extremes to make sure that I never carry anything that may even be questionable regarding Organic origin. All seed is grown on our family farms, as are all the ingredients in our spice blends. (With very few exceptions for items that cannot be grown in our areas.) If you have any questions about seed, ingredients, blends, uses, or anything else, please message me.

Absolutely! I or a family member will help in any way we can with information about the seed, your location, or the best practices to ensure that you have success with your gardening, We will also help with our spices and handcrafted spice blends and share some of our favorite recipes and secrets for making to most out of your selections.

Emphatically No! I refuse to carry or work with any person or company that offers for sale or for free any seed, spice, spice blend ingredients, or any other product that is not 100% Certified Organic.

We ship on Monday - Friday via USPS (United States Postal Service), UPS, FedEx, & DHL. [Custom orders can be shipped on Saturdays to ensure speedy delivery if requested.] I ship to PO Boxes, APO/FPO, and as a gift with no invoice/receipt if you wish.

Yes, I ship worldwide via the USPS (United States Postal Service) & DHL. [There is a daily pickup service to help expidite the orders as fast as I can.]

Yes, upon request and prepayment (This is a custom order request); I can provide a Phytosanitary Certificate from the USDA/APHIS for your import requirements. If you have any questions about any of the seed or spice that you would like to purchase for shipping internationally, please contact me prior to your purchase.

With the sheer number of countries that I ship too, as well as local jurisdictions, it is almost impossible for a small seller like me to stay on top of all the changing requirements and local statutes regarding the importation of specific seeds and spices to your locale. It is up to you - the buyer - to ensure that you are able to import them, as well as any fees that may be associated with the importation of the seed.

Yes, we are family owned, operated and managed. We all are related in one way or another and the few that are not direct relatives have been working with the family for so many years that they are technically family. :)

Please contact me to ask about any of the seed or spice(s) that I carry and its availability. Since seeds and spices are seasonal items, quantities can vary greatly throughout the year, and throughout the season as well. If I am able to provide the quantity that you are asking for, I will be happy to assist.

I can provide custom and personalized orders, packaging, quantity/count, number of packets, spice blends and spice containers. Please contact me for further information.

Yes! I will only sell seed, spices, and custom made spice blends that are all 100% Certified Organic. I go to extremes to make sure that I never carry anything that may even be questionable regarding Organic origin. All seed is grown on our family farms, as are all the ingredients in our spice blends. (With very few exceptions for items that cannot be grown in our areas.) If you have any questions about seed, ingredients, blends, uses, or anything else, please message me.

Absolutely! I or a family member will help in any way we can with information about the seed, your location, or the best practices to ensure that you have success with your gardening, We will also help with our spices and handcrafted spice blends and share some of our favorite recipes and secrets for making to most out of your selections.

Emphatically No! I refuse to carry or work with any person or company that offers for sale or for free any seed, spice, spice blend ingredients, or any other product that is not 100% Certified Organic.

We ship on Monday - Friday via USPS (United States Postal Service), UPS, FedEx, & DHL. [Custom orders can be shipped on Saturdays to ensure speedy delivery if requested.] I ship to PO Boxes, APO/FPO, and as a gift with no invoice/receipt if you wish.

Yes, I ship worldwide via the USPS (United States Postal Service) & DHL. [There is a daily pickup service to help expidite the orders as fast as I can.]

Yes, upon request and prepayment (This is a custom order request); I can provide a Phytosanitary Certificate from the USDA/APHIS for your import requirements. If you have any questions about any of the seed or spice that you would like to purchase for shipping internationally, please contact me prior to your purchase.

With the sheer number of countries that I ship too, as well as local jurisdictions, it is almost impossible for a small seller like me to stay on top of all the changing requirements and local statutes regarding the importation of specific seeds and spices to your locale. It is up to you - the buyer - to ensure that you are able to import them, as well as any fees that may be associated with the importation of the seed.

Yes, we are family owned, operated and managed. We all are related in one way or another and the few that are not direct relatives have been working with the family for so many years that they are technically family. :)

Please contact me to ask about any of the seed or spice(s) that I carry and its availability. Since seeds and spices are seasonal items, quantities can vary greatly throughout the year, and throughout the season as well. If I am able to provide the quantity that you are asking for, I will be happy to assist.

I can provide custom and personalized orders, packaging, quantity/count, number of packets, spice blends and spice containers. Please contact me for further information.


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