Different varieties

Data of rhubarb varieties

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Variety
Harvesttime
Yield/ha
Colour
Use
Mira M
plant or rootstock
rootstock in pot
march/june
45.000 kg
red/green
consumption
wine
cakes
processing
forcering
Goliath M
plant or rootstock
rootstock in pot
may/june
60.000 kg
green
processing
forcering
Raspberry red M
plant or rootstock
rootstock in pot
april/july
45.000 kg
red
consumption
cakes
processing
wine
forcering
Valentine M
plant or rootstock
rootstock in pot
april/august
45.000 kg
red/red
consumption
cakes
processing
wine
Mikoot M
plant or rootstock
rootstock in pot
march/june
45.000 kg
red/green
consumption
cakes
processing
Victoria M
plant or rootstock
rootstock in pot
april/june
45.000 kg
red/green
consumption
processing
Explanations:

- yield
- harvest time
- consumption
- processing
- wine
- cakes
- in pot

= average in the normal culture in the Netherlands
= de mentioned months
= suitable form fresh consumption
= suitable for preserves, jams and deepfreezing.
= suitable for wines.
= suitable for custard or cakepudding
= in peatpot of 11 cm.
Colour: is the colour of the stalks

- green
- red/green
- red/red
- red

= green
= start of harvest red, end of harvest green
= inside and outside red
= outside red
It is the best way not to harvest in the first year after planting because of the development of the plant.

After aging of the plants all rhubarbvarieties getting more red.
The sorts of soils and the climate are even of influence on the colour, acidgrade and sugargrade of the rhubarbstalks.

Varieties for the forcing culture in barns and wharehouses:


- Mira M
- Goliath M
- Raspberry red M

cold-units 145
cold-units 330
cold-units 275
The cold-unit you can measure when the leaves of the plant in the autumn is diminished, by measuring the temperature in the soil at 10 cm below level; already harvested rhubarbplants by measuring in the plant, every day f.i. at 8.00 in the morning; every dag the same time.
For instance
- Soiltemperature is 

10

 degrees
=
0
 cold-units
- Soiltemperature is 
5
 degrees
=
5
 cold-units
- Soiltemperature is 
2
 degrees
=
8
 cold-units
- Soiltemperature is 
-3
 degrees
=
10
 cold-units
All cold-units counted together brings the cold-units you need.
We use up-mentioned cold-units to become decent forcingresults.

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