In this collection
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Kitchen Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 60cm (24in)
- Moist but Well-drained
- 3 crowns
- Full Sun
- 90cm (36in)
Rhubarb is an invaluable crop, providing fantastic puddings at the leanest times of year. If you grow the right succession of varieties, which is exactly what you get with this collection, you can pick it from the garden from March until August.
As the last of the pears and apples get eaten, rhubarb takes over and gives us delicious things for pudding until the strawberries start. And it grows happily with some shade.This collection contains 1 or 2 (two-year-old) crowns each of:
- Rhubarb 'Timperley Early' – Crops March-May
- Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red' – Crops March-June
- Rhubarb 'Victoria' – Crops May-August
Don't harvest anything in the first season. Simply allow the sticks of rhubarb to die back in the first autumn. Spread organic compost around the crown in its dormant winter phase.