rhubarb

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by 3forfree, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought rhubarb plants last year at a garden center in 1 gallon pots. All the single stalks were red and healthy. This year the plants are growing like crazy, but 90% of the stalks are green. Will they ever turn red.

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  2. ryferre

    ryferre Out Of The Brooder

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    If they were red before they will turn red again. If they have always been green- then I would suppose that they are just of a green variety. Sun is the key factor to excellent red color. If it is planted in the shade or even just semi shade-- it will be green.
     
  3. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to move them to a spot with more sun. Thanks.
     
  4. SweetSilver

    SweetSilver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Smaller stalks and early stalks are redder than larger and older stalks, and some of it is variety. Almost all small stalks are red. My rhubarb which is in full sun still is mostly green except in early spring. I also would like redder variety, but it's dark in my stomach and that's where I like it! [​IMG]
     

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