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Rhubarb 'Timperley Early'

Rheum x hybridum

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

One of the earliest rhubarb varieties

Excellent for delicious pies and crumbles

Succulent vivid red stems

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One of the earliest rhubarb varieties, Timperley Early can be ready to harvested from March. The vigorous growth produces flushes of succulent vivid red stems which are excellent for delicious pies and crumbles. Plant in a border or vegetable plot, or why not try them in a pot on the patio, where they will make an attractive and productive container plant. Easy to grow and Height and spread: 45cm (18") Supplied as bareroot plants.

Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 90cm (35in)

Hardy Perennial

kitchen garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months Harvest Months

3 rhubarb crowns (V41334)
1 budded rhubarb piece (40099)
1 x 3 litre potted rhubarb plant (KA1979)

Caution: Leaves are toxic if eaten. Plant rhubarb crowns in winter in a sunny position in well drained soil. Prepare the soil by digging in plenty of well rotted manure. When planting rhubarb crowns, set them so that the top of the crown sits 3cm (1") below soil level. Allow a spacing of 75cm (30") between plants. Alternatively plant 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. Water rhubarb plants in summer during dry periods. When the leaves die back in autumn, remove the old stalks and apply a mulch of well rotted manure around the crown. In spring, remove the emerging flower heads as they appear. Timperley Early can be harvested from March to May, 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. Eat only the stems - the leaves of rhubarb are poisonous!

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