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Rhubarb Collection | Sarah Raven

Rhubarb Collection

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.
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3 crowns

6 crowns

3 crowns (400040-3)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
60cm (24in)
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
3 crowns
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
90cm (36in)

Description

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

Care Tips

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.