EFN INTRODUCTION. While most rhubarb is grown from clones of known varieties, it is actually quite easy to grow from seeds. Plants need to be protected during their first year from being crowded out by weeds, but by the second year they can generally handle life on their own, and by the third year a good seedling will be ready to harvest from. Rhubarb is a perennial plant that can live for decades. This breeding mix contains seeds from at least four varieties of rhubarb (including 'Tracy', which we also sell on its own), in a range of colors and forms, from deep red to nearly all green. Every seedling will be unique, allowing you to find the plant or plants that do best in your situation. You might even find one that is so strong, lovely, and delicious, that you begin dividing and spreading it around yourself, in which case you would have every right to give it a name! There are very few available cultivars of rhubarb out there, so additions to the genepool are always welcome. We know you'll have fun with these!
NOTE: Because we have a limited amount of these seeds and each seed is unique and potentially precious, we do not conduct germination tests (which would require sacrificing hundreds of seeds) on breeding mixes like this one. But these seeds were grown in 2018 and processed following our typical best practices. If buyers are unsatisfied, please contact us.