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Rhubarb 'Glaskin's Perpetual'   

Rheum rhabarbarum

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Glaskin's Perpetual is a variety of Rhubarb which is a member of the Rheum family. Its botanical name is Rheum rhabarbarum 'Glaskin's Perpetual'. 'Glaskin's Perpetual' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Medium candy apple red and   Apple green.

Excellent all round variety with long, red, tender stems producing heavy crops of ‘sticks’ each season.1

English heirloom, grows true to seed. Start it in the house twelve weeks before last frost date and you can get a light harvest the first year. Heavy production starting in the second year. Hardy plant, prefers mild summers and cold winters.

Glaskin's Perpetual grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Glaskin's Perpetual has a clump-forming growing habit.

United Kingdom is believed to be where Glaskin's Perpetual originates from.

Glaskin's Perpetual Rhubarb is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Glaskin's Perpetual have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Glaskin's Perpetual

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Harvest lightly in the second year

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Glaskin's Perpetual is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea). Glaskin's Perpetual needs a soil ph of 6.0 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Glaskin's Perpetual from seed

If you grow from seed it will take an extra year to produce stalks and will not always be true to type.

Start indoors early enough by seed and you can get a small harvest the first year.

Transplanting Glaskin's Perpetual

Glaskin's Perpetual is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Glaskin's Perpetual

Stalks are red at the base, turning to green as it gets closer to the leaves (which are not edible – just the stalk is edible).

Glaskin's Perpetual folklore & trivia

Rheum x cultorum

Other Names for Rhubarb 'Glaskin's Perpetual'