German Wine Rhubarb
German Wine Rhubarb, produces dark red, thick stalks with a very sweet flavor. It is excellent for making pies, preserves or even wine. Stalks ripen and are ready for cutting in late spring to early summer. More compact than some of the older varieties. Rhubarb is best grown in full sun and will tolerate a wide variety of soils. Rhubarb can be used as an ornamental in your perennial bed.
Rhubarb grows well in almost all soil types but does best on well-drained, fertile soil. The field should be free of weeds and well tilled prior to planting. The rhubarb crowns should be spaced 24-48 inches apart and rows should be 3-4 feet apart (or decrease to 2-3 feet apart for smaller gardens). In the first year of planting the stalks should not be harvested, but the flower stalks should be removed.