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Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red' (Autumn Planting)

Rheum x hybridum

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Thick deep red stalks

Delicious in pies and crumbles!

Quickly mature

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Spring/Autumn planting

Enjoy thick, deep red stalks with a superb sweet flavour from this vigorous spring planting rhubarb. The high quality, tender stems of Rhubarb 'Raspberry Red' can be harvested early in the season, without the need for forcing. Delicious in pies and crumbles! These budded pieces, taken from established crowns will quickly mature, resulting in crowns big enough to harvest from 2 years after planting. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 120cm (48").

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How to grow rhubarb

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 120cm (47in)

Hardy Perennial

kitchen garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months Harvest Months

1 budded rhubarb piece (55292)
1 x 3 litre potted rhubarb plant (KA0831)
2 budded rhubarb pieces (KF0287)

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. Alternatively plant them in large containers of soil based compost such as John Innes No 3. mixed with plenty of rotted manure.
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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