Rhubarb Timperley Early

Fantastic red stems with delicious flavour, can be forced but matures early. Great for pies, jams and crumbles.

Month Available: February

Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous

Flower Colour: White

Suitable For Wildlife: None

Soil Type: Well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade

Season of Interest: Spring

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Fruit

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Fruit

Height / Spread: 60cm x 120cm (2ft x 4ft)

After the leaves have died down, I always spread a new layer of compost round the crown to conserve moisture in the soil and suppress weeds

Where to Plant: Borders

Plant Care: Remove flowers as soon as they appear. Apply a general fertiliser in spring. Every 5 years lift and divide the plants in November after the leaves have died down

Care and Time: Medium - spring

Warning: Do not eat the leaves. They contain oxalic acid which is poisonous to humans.

Benefits: Grow your Own Rhubarb, easy crop for first time growers, low maintenance, frost resistant

History: An old variety grown in Britain since the 1700's. Rhubarb became popular during the war when food was scarce

EU Rights: N/A

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