heat days plus rhubarb toleration

Asked May 9, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

New to gardening in the northern eastern part of Arkansas. Trained as a Master Gardener in Idaho and Arkansas. I have been told that I can't grow rhubarb here or raspberries. Is there a long day/short day effect versus number of days over 90 degrees?

Independence County Arkansas

1 Response

I am not sure why you would hear that you cannot grow rhubarb but you can. Raspberries will grow here but they are hard to grow. They die back to the ground many winters and they are not tolerant of our fluctuating weather. They get sunscald often.As with most gardening 'can I do it' questions, give it a try and see what happens in your soil.