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Valentine Rhubarb

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Description

Precocious bearer of earlier stalk harvests. Vigorous plants with high yields, with few or no seed stalks! This sweet, low-acid variety is perfect for zesty sauces and pies that require less sugar. Cold-hardy and heat-tolerant. Harvest in May. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Yellow
Fruit Color Red
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest May
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Crisp, Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Already have a more tart rhubarb and wanted to try a sweet variety
Guy W P on May 27, 2016
nostalgia. something a bit better than the old Victoria although those enormous jumbo leaves will always be remembered.
daniel c on May 16, 2016
Already have a more tart rhubarb and wanted to try a sweet variety
Guy W P on May 27, 2016
Already have this one and it is great. Early to bear, slow to bolt, beautiful red, good flavor.
Emily K on May 22, 2016
nostalgia. something a bit better than the old Victoria although those enormous jumbo leaves will always be remembered.
daniel c on May 16, 2016
Love to make a quick and wonderful rhubarb preserve for my toast. No recipe -- just cut up rhubarb, very little water and very little sugar.
Nancy H on May 14, 2016
saw info on rhubarb compendium
john e on May 8, 2016
Have wanted to grow this plant for a long time hopefully I can get it started in my garden as I love the idea of having my own rhubarb to can and cook with.
Robert S on May 8, 2016
Wanted a good totally red rhubarb
Robert J on May 1, 2016
My husband wants rhubarb pie
DONALD H on Apr 23, 2016
Read good reviews about this cultivar.
Margaret M on Mar 28, 2016
Starting new It is the kind we had as a child
Charles K on Mar 16, 2016
I want sweet large stalk very red rhubarb.
Virginia O on Mar 15, 2016
Photo of large stocks and need for less sugar.
MARY R on Mar 10, 2016
research indicated one of the best for flavor
Cynthia T on Mar 8, 2016
we have gotten this before from Miller. Nice full red stems. abundant crop
Frank B on Mar 7, 2016
Valentine is an old family friend that is hard to find.
Robert L on Feb 25, 2016
Will not need as much sugar for this Rhubarb, which will be healthier & fewer calories.
Kathy R on Feb 23, 2016
Already have this one and it is great. Early to bear, slow to bolt, beautiful red, good flavor.
Emily K on May 22, 2016
Love to make a quick and wonderful rhubarb preserve for my toast. No recipe -- just cut up rhubarb, very little water and very little sugar.
Nancy H on May 14, 2016
What is the difference between Valentine rhubarb and Starkrimson??
Joyce S on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Valentine's taste is more low-acid, so it seems naturally sweeter and requires less sugar in pies, cobblers, etc. It's also ready to harvest earlier, so if you grow both varieties together you can extend your rhubarb season.
Is the rhubarb root suppose to have grey powdery stuff on the roots when shipped? If so what is it? All that I ordered have it on them. Some r soft too? Is this normal. Planting them next weekend so haven't inspected all of them yet.
Gail R on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bare-root rhubarb ships with a dusting of lime powder to prevent becoming moldy. Some may seem soft if you are feeling the bud end, but if it's a wet squish like rot, you may need to contact customer support (800.325.4180).
is it disease resistant?
Cheryl N on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Rhubarb is high in oxalic acid and this gives it immunity to many diseases and the insects which serve as vectors. That said, no plant is forever impervious to disease.

The good news is that most of the diseases rhubarb encounters can be either ignored or corrected with better cultivation methods. There really IS no bad news as few of the diseases that rhubarb is susceptible to will outright kill it or ruin the stalks.

I just typed "rhubarb disease" into a search engine and found numerous authoritative-seeming sites which can answer pretty much any additional questions you may have about this topic.
This the 3rd year for my rhubarb n it's thin stalks n also green some red color ?
Diane H on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Is it getting enough sun? Also, ask Stark Bros. about the proper plant food.
Edward
soil prep for Rhubarb?
Alan B on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Best to do a soil test if you are using existing garden bed (in case your soil needs to be amended), or if building a new raised garden bed, you can make the right soil mix. Cornell University has very good garden information - rhubarb likes soil that is high in organic matter (pH 5.5-6.5). I used very high quality organic (finished) compost from Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY (the gold standard in our area). Coast of Main Lobster Compost - is terrific, as is Bumper Crop. So wherever you are located, find the best quality compost from a reliable supplier and make sure it is finished (it should not have pieces of mulched trees/bark, stones, no grubs). Should be a rich dark color with fresh earthy smell (no odor). Use 1/4 inch of compost sprinkled on top of existing bed or if you are building raised bed from scratch, incorporate it into high quality top soil. Top the bed again with 1/4 inch of compost as you start the new growing year.
I originally planted the rhubarb in a new raised garden bed in full sun but had to move them to part shade because the sun was too intense. They are thriving in part sun.
Rhubarb likes moist soil that is well-drained - found that was very important (but don't overwater or the leaves will turn yellow). The plants I purchased from Stark have done so well and I'm looking forward to seeing the Rhubarb come back again. Hope that helps and good luck!

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Love this Rhubarb
I purchased this a couple of years ago. Last year, I used only a few stalks. This year, I have already made Rhubarb Apple Crisp and Rhubarb Apple Pie. I include Apple because my husband likes it better than all rhubarb. I am so pleased with this variety because I have tried several others and either they didn't grow well or were not red like the Valentine Rhubarb. I use half stevia and half sugar so this cuts way down on the calories without sacrificing taste.
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Valentine Rhubarb
I have several Valentine Rhubarb plants along with several Starkrimson Rhubarb plants and I am very satisfied with both kinds. They mature a little different which extends the harvest season. They are both fast growing high quality plants and I would highly recomend either.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Wonderful red Rhubarb
I planted this rhubarb 2 years ago and it is producing large, red stalks that are perfect for any rhubarb recipes. I basically stuck it in the ground and it took off.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
good plants
These plants are coming along nicely in Zone 4. I compost them pretty good late fall and they looking very healthy now.
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Nice stalks
The picture of the stalks is true. they are nice and full. Plants the second year are loaded with a lot of stalks after letting the just grow the first year.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great
One large plant and one smaller one. Doing well. Nice and tart thick stems.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Beautiful
I purchased a number of plants last year and they are up and some of healthiest looking plants in my patch.
May 8, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Valentine Rhubarb
I purchased four bulbs of valentine rhubarb and planted them correctly. All four of them sprouted perfectly and are growing nicely now... roughly 6 weeks after planting. I am very pleased with my rhubarb, and am looking forward to harvesting it over the coming years.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Valentine Rhubarb
Just my 2nd year on these plant. Picked a small amount and lov ed the taste of this plant. Sweeter than my other plants.
May 13, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great product
The Valentine Rhubard is the color and growth that i want. The product is great in general. All the plants are showing growth this year too. I am very happy about this.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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