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Rhubarb Goliath


Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Very heavy cropping variety - 5kg per crown!

Excellent flavour

RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Rhubarb ‘Goliath’ is a prolific mid- to late-season variety, once established yielding a whopping 5kg of delicious stems per crown! Tender and stringless, the thick stalks have excellent flavour and a beautiful red colour. This heavy-cropping and versatile variety is easy to grow and suitable for forcing. RHS AGM. Height and spread: 100cm (39in).

Taken from established crowns, these budded pieces will quickly mature, resulting in crowns big enough to harvest from 2 years after planting.

Caution: rhubarb leaves and uncooked stalks are harmful if eaten.

Height Up to 100cm (39in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Perennial

kitchen garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months Harvest Months

1 budded rhubarb piece (KF0288)
2 budded rhubarb pieces (KF0289)

Plant rhubarb from autumn to spring in a sunny or semi-shaded 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. Once planted, rhubarb should not be moved. Mulch annually for best results.
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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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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