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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States

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Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Rhubarb

Plants for Spring 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants in the early spring when the ground has thawed but the plants haven’t started actively growing. For our climate this is normally sometime between later March and mid-April… We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship!

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Rhubarb

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Rhubarb

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Rheum rhabarbarum
  One half of the famous Strawberry Rhubarb pie!  Actually grows really nicely with strawberries, who’d have figured!  Very hardy perennial, beautiful plant, with sour, delicious stalks that are famous in sweet dishes but used traditionally in savory dishes as well. The leaf (non-stalk part) is excellent for compost and soil building (not to be eaten, it is mildly toxic).  

  Excellent potential as companion for orchard trees, seems like no pests or predators, and it’s deep deep roots bring up great minerals from the soil, just like comfrey.  Should be an element in any perennial food garden.  

We’ve been working with rhubarb in a number of different ways and it’s been very promising especially as a rhizome barrier. We have it planted ever 2’ along the edge of one large production patch between the plants and the lawn and it does a stunningly good job of keeping the lawn out of the gardens. We suspect it may even help deter deer and rabbits from entering. The process of harvesting stalks produces huge leaves as a by product that are incredible “sheet mulch” sections for that garden. Truly a generous and wonderful plant!

Size:
About 1-2’ tall, 3’ tall when in flower

Site Preference:
Loves nice soil, but we’re trialing it with varied success in shade, partial shade, and rough soils.  It’s a soil builder for sure.

Hardiness:
Zone 3

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