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Grow your own rhubarb and within 2 years you'll be harvesting the stems by the armful! Early varieties can be forced (grown in darkness under a large pot or rhubarb forcer) or left to grow 'naturally'. Try to resist the urge to pick all the stems in the first year, so that the plants can become properly established.
Rhubarb 'Fulton's Strawberry Surprise' (Spring Planting)
Rheum x hybridum
Strong, vigorous plants produce flushes of eye-catching, vivid red stems with a well balanced acidity. Voted the best flavoured rhubarb in the RHS Wisley trials, this superb variety also holds an RHS AGM. The attractive stems of Rhubarb 'Fultons Strawberry Surprise' are perfect for making delicious pies and crumbles. Ideal for growing in borders or large patio containers. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 120cm (48").
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 16-20 months.
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