Rhubarb Varieties: Types Of Rhubarb For The Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, http://www.summitspringsgardenwriting.com Gardeners and pie makers often assume that deep red rhubarb is the sweetest. However, the color of rhubarb actually has very little to do with its flavor. If you’re a fan of bright red rhubarb, guess what? Rhubarb actually comes in several colors, including pink and speckled rhubarb varieties. You may even discover that green varieties of rhubarb are surprisingly sweet, and tend to be more productive! Read on to learn more about a few of the many types of rhubarb. Rhubarb Plant Types Here are some popular varieties of rhubarb for the garden: If you prefer red rhubarb varieties, you’ll be delighted with ‘Holstein Bloodred,’ a vigorous plant that produces juicy, deep red stalks. ‘McDonald’s Canadian Red’ is another deep red rhubarb that works well for canning, freezing or rhubarb pies. ‘Canada Red’ is a type of cherry-red rhubarb

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