Growing Rhubarb

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15 Apr 22 Peter Hilhorst (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can we grow rhubarb in Zambia? We are in a summer rainfall area with about 800mm annual rainfall. Wet / warm season temp 35-43C. Cool/dry season 15-25C. Hot / dry season can go up to 45C.
21 Sep 22 Bee-Pie (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Rhubarb prefers cooler weather and needs a cold dormancy period. It needs full sun, but will tolerate some shade. My advice is not to grow them in your area. It will be a waste of resources and time.
19 Apr 22 M (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read up the climate zones for South Africa and see if any are similar to yours. If so use the planting guide for that climate zone.
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