Wondering if your location is where to Grow Rhubarb?
Can you grow "Rheum Palmatum", or the "Pie Plant", in any climate?
Many people ask whether or not it is possible to grow rhubarb "in the South".
"Is it possible to grow rhubarb in Florida? Or in Texas?"
Where on earth DO you grow rhubarb successfully?
Others, from Texas and other Southern United States, would like to know where they can buy rhubarb, (frozen rhubarb) to be able to make a favourite rhubarb recipe.
What are the climate conditions required to grow rhubarb? Where is the best geographical location where to grow rhubarb?
Rhubarb is a perennial plant that requires cool temperatures for dormancy, and moderate spring and summer temperatures for stimulating vigorous growth.
Ideal temperatures for growing rhubarb is below 40 ° F, (5° c), in winter, and temperatures averaging less than 75° F (24° C) in the summer.
Climatic conditions in the Northern United States and in Canada are ideal for growing rhubarb.
In the United States rhubarb generally, will grow quite successfully between from Maine to Illinois, and west to Washington.
Most of the commercial rhubarb grown in the United States is grown in Washington, Oregon and Michigan.
If you live in the Southern States of the United States, rhubarb will not thrive in your garden.
How, dry weather is not conducive to rhubarb plantings.
The large leaves of the rhubarb plant will quickly wilt under extreme heat.
If you live in the Southern United States, and you love rhubarb, or you have never experienced the awesome flavour of rhubarb, you can still enjoy this versatile vegetable by purchasing it in the form of delectable rhubarb jam or jelly.
Many website visitors, (who live in an area of the world where they cannot successfully grow rhubarb themselves), contact me to ask for advice as to where they can purchase frozen rhubarb.
From time to time I notice that local grocery stores sell bags of frozen rhubarb.
Which stores, where in the country, and at what season of the year frozen rhubarb is sold seems to be very inconsistent.
Surprise your family and friends with a recipe made with rhubarb, or include a jar of rhubarb jam in a gift basket for someone special. Or make your very own rhubarb pie with the rhubarb pie filling (below).
Here follow some Rhubarb Food Ideas that you can purchase on-line at *Amazon.com, and in most cases, have delivered right to your (or the lucky recipients), door.
BE SURE to check out the Rhubarb and Custard Stick Candy! (Last image on the right, below).
Click on the images (below) for additional product information and customer reviews.
Even though you cannot grow rhubarb in the far South, you can still enjoy the taste of this desirable vegetable!
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