Where Can I Get Rhubarb In South Africa

What is a Rhubarb?

Rhubarb is the fleshy, edible stalks of species and hybrids of Rheum in the family Polygonaceae, which are cooked and used for food.

The plant is a herbaceous perennial that grows from short, thick rhizomes. Historically, different plants have been called “rhubarb” in English

Where Can I Get Rhubarb In South Africa?

Stodels Garden Centre – Kenilworth

Address: Doncaster Rd, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7708, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6PM

Phone: +27 21 671 9050

Starke Ayres Garden Centre

Address: 21 Liesbeek Pkwy, Rosebank, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5PM

Phone: +27 21 685 4120

Plant Paradise Garden Centre

Address: 914 Rubenstein Dr, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 0167, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5:30PM

Phone: +27 12 998 5480.

Can you grow rhubarb in South Africa?

Better in cooler climates, but can be grown in shady areas of warm climates. You can lift and divide rhubarb to make more plants . It is best to do this when the plant is dormant ( or at least less actively growing) in winter or late autumn.

Where does rhubarb grow in South Africa?

Prepare a space for your plants in a full sun or semi-shade position by removing all weeds, stones and large clots and digging in generous amounts of compost.

Ensure that the soil is well-drained – rhubarb doesn’t enjoy being waterlogged as this can cause crown rot.

Does rhubarb plant need sun or shade?

Choose a sunny spot. Rhubarb is cold hardy and drought tolerant. After growth stops in the fall, the plants go dormant, and require a period below 4°C (40°F) to stimulate good spring bud growth.

How long does rhubarb take to grow?

All you need to do is water the plant thoroughly and then watch your rhubarb grow. You’ll be able to harvest your rhubarb in about two years from the time the seeds first germinated, when stalks are 12-18 inches long.