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Growing Rhubarb/Gooseberries in Spain

Old Jul 23rd 2011, 4:16 pm
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don't think it can be easy to grow rhubarb here as I have only seen it once in 8 years. The cost was 10 euros for 3 sticks, you can get frozen rhubarb in Iceland if you have one near you.
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Old Jul 23rd 2011, 4:21 pm
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Originally Posted by gill556
don't think it can be easy to grow rhubarb here as I have only seen it once in 8 years. The cost was 10 euros for 3 sticks, you can get frozen rhubarb in Iceland if you have one near you.
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and at the bottom of this thread I got an add for Rhubarb Crowns
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Originally Posted by bil
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Thanks but I think a 10 hour round trip is a little too far just to get some rhubarb.
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Thanks but I think a 10 hour round trip is a little too far just to get some rhubarb.
and you call yourself a rhubarb lover? For shame!
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Just a thought but Iceland now do fresh fruit and veg - maybe they do Rhubarb now - it would be a big seller.

Worth a phone call to your nearest store.
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Default Re: Growing Rhubarb/Gooseberries in Spain

Originally Posted by Fred James
Just a thought but Iceland now do fresh fruit and veg - maybe they do Rhubarb now - it would be a big seller.

Worth a phone call to your nearest store.
I shall ask next time I'm in our local one- I love rhubarb & ginger crumble

it's in season in spring though, isn't it?
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
I shall ask next time I'm in our local one- I love rhubarb & ginger crumble

it's in season in spring though, isn't it?
It can normally be harvested all summer, but there are ways to "force" it to harvest earlier in Spring time.
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
It can normally be harvested all summer, but there are ways to "force" it to harvest earlier in Spring time.
my granddad grew it - I just remember 'picking' it when it was still cold...
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my granddad grew it - I just remember 'picking' it when it was still cold...
my father grew it, had several crowns of the stuff, used to give it away to friends as stalks and as crowns.
Remember he used to pull the stalks off, chop the leaves off with sharp knife and wrap them in a leaf or two, tying up with a piece of string.
ISTR my sister and I were kept "regular" by the stuff

Seemed to be almost indestructible - in the uk.

memories........
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what if i grew it inside the house? that way temperatures are alot cooler ?? I dont know I am very bad at looking after plants.
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what if i grew it inside the house? that way temperatures are alot cooler ?? I dont know I am very bad at looking after plants.
it may "bolt" trying to reach for the sun, the big leaves provide some protection from the sun.
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what if i grew it inside the house? that way temperatures are alot cooler ?? I dont know I am very bad at looking after plants.
It's not a lot cooler inside - maybe 2 degrees or so. At night it will probably be warmer.

You really can't win! If you are bad with plants don't bother - rhubarb would be a real challenge.
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Ive got rhubarb in a tub, its 2 years old now, and im going to try to plant it somwhere proper later this year, ive got it in manure, ive got horses so dont need compost.. and its growing well...
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Default Re: Growing Rhubarb/Gooseberries in Spain

Originally Posted by Fred James
Just a thought but Iceland now do fresh fruit and veg - maybe they do Rhubarb now - it would be a big seller.

Worth a phone call to your nearest store.
I bought some fresh rhubarb from Iceland in Fuengirola a couple of weeks ago!
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