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
3 crowns, for autumn planting 400051-3 £12.50 Delivery late October
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3 crowns, for spring planting 400040-3 £12.95 Delivery late February
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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 crown each of:

  • Rhubarb 'Timperley Early' - Crops March – May
  • Rhubarb 'Victoria' – Crops May – August
  • Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red' – Crops March – June

Genus Rheum x hybridum
Variety Timperley Early, Victoria, Raspberry Red
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
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.

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.

How to plant out rhubarb crowns

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

Perch Hill rhubarb cordial recipe

 This is made throughout the summer, and served to guests on open days and at courses - it is always enjoyed and many people have asked for the recipe!

Rhubarb and ginger vodka recipe

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

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