Seed Count: Approx. 20 seeds
Days to Maturity: 365+ days
Description: Victoria Rhubarb is considered to be one of the best rhubarb varieties to grow for cooking and baking. Its tall, tender, sweet stalks are bright green, blushed with red, and topped with attractive green foliage. This variety is known for being a bit more mild and sweeter than other rhubarb types, which makes it coveted for home growers everywhere. Plus, Victoria Rhubarb isn't stringy! Its flavor is tart, apple-gooseberry like, with hints of citrus. You can make all types of jams, pies, cobblers, tarts, soups, and stews with these beautiful, slender, versatile stalks. It can be grown as an annual in most places, while some cooler zones are able to grow it as a perennial. Rhubarb is a cool weather crop that can live for 10+ years in cooler regions like the North. If you live in a warm zone, like I do, it is best to give them some shade from the harsh afternoon soon. This variety can be harvested in its second season of growing.