The Q&A Archives: Growing Rhubarb in the South

Question: I live in Central Florida. I have been unable to find rubarb seedlings or plants. Is rubarb able to be grown in the South? If so, how can it be grown and where can I find plantings.

Answer: Rhubarb is not a happy camper in the deep south. It has a tendency to literally rot out in the wet summers. If you are able to purchase rhubarb roots (strong 2 or 3-year old stock), you may try growing it as an annual. Put out roots in fall and harvest leaves in winter-spring.

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