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We Have Worldly Rhubarb

We have a bed of organic rhubarb growing at our farm that produces bountiful quantities of red rhubarb stems that our customers can u-pick and take home to make delicious recipes.

We named our rhubarb 'Worldly' rhubarb as it wasn't from a named variety purchased at a plant nursery and has grown in various geographic locations. This rhubarb has been in my (Susan Truscott's) family since my fraternal grandmother brought it over on a ship from England to Canada. Family members have taken divisions of the original rhubarb plant and from there it has been planted and grown by our family in Victoria, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta, Whittier, California, Sacramento, California, Denver, Colorado, Nipomo, California, Camarillo, California, Richmond, California, Hercules, California, and at Cloverfield Organic Farm in El Sobrante, California.

What is amazing about this rhubarb is that it grows under such diverse weather conditions and in every spot it has grown it produces bright red and juicy stalks.

We recently renovated our rhubarb bed at Cloverfield Organic Farm in January, 2024, and we potted up divisions of our Worldly rhubarb that are available for customers to the farm and nursery to purchase.

Rhubarb plants should be planted in soil that is amended with compost and a sprinkle of organic fertilizer containing nitrogen. Each plant needs about a square foot of space. They can be grown in partial shade or full sun and grow best when they are irrigated during the dry seasons. The soil surface around the rhubarb plants should be mulched with coarse organic matter, such as wood chips, straw, or fallen leaves.

After a few years of growing in the same spot the rhubarb plants multiply and they should be divided when they get crowded and the stems become narrower in size.

All our nursery plants and fresh produce at Cloverfield Organic Farm are certified organic by CCOF and the Real Organic Project.

We open our Cloverfield Organic Farm gates and plant nursery to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Winter hours are from eleven to four, and summer hours are noon to five. We are located at 501 La Paloma Rd., El Sobrante, CA.

Hope to see you at our farm soon!

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