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. More
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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 includes full planting and care instructions and a recipe sheet along with 3 x 2 year old crowns (1 each of):
  • Rhubarb 'Timperley Early' – Crops March-May
  • Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red' – Crops March-June
  • Rhubarb 'Victoria' – Crops May-August
Genus Rheum x hybridum
Variety Raspberry Red, Timperley Early, Victoria
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Rhubarb
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45-60cm (18-24in)
Spacing 100-120cm (40-48in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant the crowns in a pot and grow them - with a bit of TLC - for about a month until the roots have filled the pot well.
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.
Storing Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks in a plastic bag, or can be frozen or stewed.
Harvesting March - August. In the second season ie. about twelve to fourteen months after planting, you can pick some outdoor rhubarb. To harvest properly, you need to pick everything that the plants is providing. New growth will be being produced all the time and you must pick it, even if it's a tiny stick. If it's not worth cooking, put it onto compost heap. Don't leave it on the plant.
Cooking Notes Beautiful simply baked or stewed, or use it in a fresh Rhubarb cordial recipe or in a classic rhubarb Charlotte.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
Perch Hill rhubarb cordial recipe

 This is made throughout the summer, and served to guests on open days and at courses.

Rhubarb and ginger vodka recipe

Learn how to make this easy and refreshing summer after-dinner drink.

Quick rhubarb chutney with cardamom recipe

This delicious rhubarb chutney is so easy to make, and is a great way of preserving a large crop of rhubarb.

Rhubarb Charlotte recipe

 A delicious way to cook and eat rhubarb this spring with friends and family.

Rhubarb syllabub recipe

This is a classic spring pudding – easy and quick to make, as well as being light, frothy and delicious.

How to plant out rhubarb crowns

 Learn how to plant out your rhubarb crowns, with these simple instructions.

How to store or force tender winter veg

Don’t let your crops go to waste. Sarah shares expert tips on how to store or force tender winter veg.

Delivery

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Rhubarb Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Annie

Timperley Early arrived dead. Raspberry Red died. Victoria is flourishing.

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Reviewed 14th July 2019 by Jackie

Extremely small crowns, one has died

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Suzyanna

The first batch of crowns were shrivelled and rotten and did not grow. These were replaced promptly by Sarah Raven but only two of the three replacements have grown. The two plants I managed to plant out both look healthy and happy and I look forward to harvesting from them next year.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Heather

Good delivery and information. One of the crowns was less developed than the other 2. I put them in pots as suggested to allow their root systems to develop and after a fair amount of time planted them out in a prepared plot. One never flourished and at some point leaves dropped off and no activity since - appears to have 'disappeared'. The other 2 are fine and are small plants which hopefully will be producing rhubarb stems suitable for picking next year.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Maria

Although one of the crowns was slow to grow in the pot they are now in the ground and seem to be doing well so we’ll see next year if they produce good stems !?

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Reviewed 23rd September 2018 by Elizabeth

Not eaten these yet as instructions suggested not to harvest in the first year.
We had one failure, but this was reported and refunded by your v good customer services dept.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Roderick

all 3 crowns have 'matured' well this summer, test will be when harvested next year

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Rosemary

Excellent service and great advice

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Bridget

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Lynne

Ssetvice pk - plants ribbidh

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your rhubarb was not of a satisfactory quality and note that our Customer Services Team has refunded this for you."

Posted 7th November 2018