Rhubarb 'Glaskins Perpetual'
A perennial rhubarb variety which originated in Brighton in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, Rhubarb 'Glaskins Perpetual' was cultivated by a Mr. Glaskin and is known for its tender, tart, and slightly sweet stalks. Producing large, long stemmed, bright red stalks which are juicy and hold good flavour, it's no surprise that Rhubarb 'Glaskins Perpetual' has become a popular choice for gardeners and cooks around the world.
Grown for its edible stems, the leaves themselves are inedible due to their high concentration of Oxalic Acid. Growing from crowns, plants die back in winter, before sprouting again in spring. To harvest, rip stems down and to the side rather than cutting. Apply Ocean Brew fortnightly during early spring to encourage healthy new growth. Grow in full sun however In hotter regions plants will benefit from protection from afternoon heat. Remove flower stalks as they emerge to conserve plants energy. Allow plant to establish for 2 years before harvesting. Drought tolerant but benefits from seasonal watering.