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Rhubarb 'Timperley Early' (Autumn Planting)

Rheum x hybridum

Hardy Perennial

Regarded as the earliest maturing variety, Rhubarb 'Timperley Early' is ideal for forcing to provide tender pink sticks as early as February, but it can also be grown unforced in the normal way. This RHS AGM variety produces a moderate yield of pink stems streaked with apple green.


These budded pieces, taken from established crowns will quickly mature, resulting in crowns big enough to harvest from 2 years after planting. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 120cm (48”).


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How to grow rhubarb

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 2 budded rhubarb crowns

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £8.99
Plant rhubarb from autumn to spring in a sunny position in well drained soil. Prepare the soil in advance by digging in plenty of well rotted manure and clearing all weeds. When planting rhubarb budded pieces from mature crowns, set them so that the top of the crown sits 3cm (1") below soil level and allow a spacing of 75cm (30") between plants.
During the first year, resist the temptation to harvest the stems, in order to allow the plant to become properly established. In spring, remove the emerging flower heads as they appear. From the second year, stems can be harvested from April to June, when the leaves have fully unfurled. Pull from the base of each stem and twist them away from the crown. Harvest only a few stems at a time. Water rhubarb plants in summer during dry periods to prevent the soil from drying out. When the leaves die back in autumn, remove the old stalks and apply a mulch of well rotted manure around the crown. Caution: The leaves of rhubarb plants are toxic if eaten.

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