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Rhubarb - Silvan Giant

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A strong growing variety with thick red stalks produced in profusion through much of the year. Delicious in pies and crumbles. A good variety for colder climates.


Specifications of Rhubarb - Silvan Giant

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Fertiliser All Purpose, Compost

Growth Rate Medium

Rhubarb - Silvan Giant Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★ 13y ago

Erskineville, nsw

I foolishly picked the stalks in the first year and the plant suffered and is only just recovering now its spring.  It is in a position of total shade during late autum to winter to early spring

13y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

I left it in the seedling tray too long and it dried out. Then I soaked it in water and in went gooey. Another I planted in the ground got eaten by grasshopers. I do like the taste when I can get hold of this vege-fruit thing.

★★★★★ 13y ago

Wannon, VIC, Australia

After planting in winter 2008 and thinking I had lost it, I came out one day to find new leaves bursting through.  Although it says not to over pick in the first year to encourage growth I found that we had so much that we couldn't pick enough to keep...

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