Rhubarb 'Champagne'

A reliable and easy heritage variety that's one of the earliest to fruit and excellent for forcing. More
1 crown 400065-1 £5.95

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A reliable and easy heritage variety that’s one of the earliest to fruit and excellent for forcing. It’s deliciously sweet, lovely in puddings and for cordials.

Genus Rheum
Group/Species x hybridum
Variety Champagne
Type Edible Crop
Common Name Rhubarb
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 90cm (36in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Rhubarb needs an open, sunny site with moist, but free-draining soil as it hates being waterlogged in winter. Avoid frost pockets as stems are susceptible to frost. Keep rhubarb free of weeds by covering the ground with a mulch of composted manure, but avoid burying the crown as it will rot.
Care Tips Don't harvest anything in the first season. Just mulch your plants - not too close to the crown - and let them grow and establish themselves well. Simply allow the sticks of rhubarb to die back in the first autumn. Spread organic compost around the crown in its dormant winter phase. Grow in an area which has not grown rhubarb in the last six years.
Harvesting Harvest late May
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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