Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America
Rhubarb, Lists 1-26 Combined
Edited by Todd C. Wehner, Jeanine M. Davis and George B. Cox
Department of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609
Alberger - Breeder: Mr. Alberger, Busleton, Pa. Vendor: Eastern
States Farmer Exchange, West Springfield, Mass. Parentage: unknown.
Characteristics: short neck, flat globe shape, reddish top, pale
yellow flesh, small tap root, early maturity. Similar: Early Neckless.
Adaptation: northeastern United States. Eastern States Coop. 1946.
Canada Red - Vendor: St. Lawrence Nurseries. Characteristics:
introduced in Canada; very popular cultivar; stems shorter and
more slender than many seedling types, but very tender with high
quality and good red color.
Cherry Red - Vendor: Gurney's. Characteristics: cherry-red color
and tart taste with oversized stalks.
Chipman's Canadian Red - Vendor: Gurney's. Characteristics: bright
red color that holds up after cooking, sweeter than most cultivars,
Crimson Red - Vendor: Gurney's. Characteristics: one of the best
cultivars for flavor, tall stalks, dependable producer.
Glaskin's Perpetual - Vendor: Seeds-by-Size. Characteristics:
bright red color, can be pulled the first year after sowing.
Jersey - Breeder: New Jersey Agr. Expt. Sta., New Brunswick.
Vendor: Clarence Steelman, Princeton, N.J. Parentage: Macdonald
x Sutton's Seedless. Characteristics: upright habit of growth;
unusual vigor; reasonably good color; long broad petioles; fine
flavor; requires less sugar. N.J. Hort. Soc. News, Feb. 1955.
Large Victoria - Vendor: Seeds-by-Size. Characteristics: can
be pulled the first year after sowing.
Macdonald - Vendor: Burpee. Characteristics: excellent flavor,
bright red color, tender skin.
Valentine - Breeder and vendor: Hort. Expt. Sta., Vineland Station,
Ont., Canada. Vendor: Burpee, Gurney's. Parentage: open pollinated
seedling of Macdonald. Characteristics: brilliant red color with
deep red flesh; high quality; absence of seed stalks; specially
suitable for freezing; good rosy color when cooked, broad stalks
22" long, superb flavor. Similar: Macdonald. Adaptation: wide.
Hort. Expt. Sta. Rpt. 1945.
Victoria - Vendor: Lonestar, Mellinger, Seeds-by-Size. Characteristics:
large green stalks, late forcing cultivar.
Waltham Yellow - Breeder: R.E. Young, Waltham Field Sta., Univ.
of Massachusetts, Waltham. Vendor: Brecks. Parentage: yellow variant
of White Cape. Characteristics: green shoulders. Similar: American
Purple Top. Adaptation: New England. 1947.