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Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red' Rheum rhabarbarum

Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red' Rheum rhabarbarum

Stuart McIntyre

Regular price £12.00 Sale

Originating from 'Rhubarb Triangle' in West Yorkshire, an outstanding early cropping variety that produces high quality deep red thick stalks, literally bursting with flavour, without the need for forcing - although forcing will produce stalks of supreme quality and flavour! A reliable variety cropping year after year. Highly recommended!

Characteristics

Species - rhabarbarum
Variety - Raspberry Red 
Cropping Season - April and June
Planting Distance - 75cm (30in)

Height - 45cm 
Spread - 1m

Planting

Grow against a fence or wall for support in well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.

When planting ensure the root ball is moist before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root ball or pot. Mix soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established. Fruit is produced on the previous year's stems. Tie in the new shoot - these will flower and fruit in the second year. Cut away the older stems and replace them with new vigorous shoots. Cut back damaged shoots in late winter and apply a general fertiliser.

Delivery

Your plants will be picked and packed carefully to ensure they arrive to your door alive and fresh. Please unpack orders as soon as possible.

During the "Available Season - March to August" we aim to deliver all orders between Tuesday and Friday. According to our stock availability orders might be placed on hold until plants are in a suitable condition to be sent or in case you have placed an order out of Available Season. We will keep you informed via email about a delivery date.

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