The Development of Rhubarb Agriculture in Maine

Final Report for FNE96-135

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1996: $3,200.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
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Project Information

Summary:

Mr. Jacoby has made his first small harvest of rhubarb, which he and his wife canned themselves. Having found a way of addressing the drainage problem, he has greatly expanded the area under cultivation, and is looking forward to much larger harvests in years to come. He hasn’t worked out the economics of it, but he expects that rhubarb cultivation will prove quite profitable. He does, however, warn any others who might be interested in growing rhubarb but who, like himself, have a heavy soil, that constructing raised beds is both laborious and expensive.

Cooperators

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  • Louis Bassano

Research

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