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Rhubarb 'Champagne' (Spring/Autumn Planting)Rheum x hybridum

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3 rhubarb crowns £14.99 Out of Stock
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This early variety is ideal for forcing to produce long, slender, pink-tinged stalks. For a deeper, red-coloured stem, leave the stems of Rhubarb 'Champagne' unforced - they will still be just as sweet and delicious! This old variety is particularly reliable and easy to grow. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 120cm (48").

These young plants will quickly mature, resulting in crowns big enough to harvest from 2 years after planting.


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How to grow rhubarb


Kitchen Garden

Hardy

Sun or semi shade

60cm (23.6in)

120cm (47.2in)

3 Rhubarb Crowns (T15076P)

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Flowering Months Harvest Months
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.
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 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.

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