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Hello, i visited your nursery earlier today, i have to tell you: i was seriously impressed, both with the friendly knowledgeable helpful Lady who was there serving me, and with the carload of plants i bought. I love my new cherry and apricot trees, my new blackberry bush and the amazing more than a tray load of olde worlde herbs i bought. I might not be able to visit often due to the 145 mile distance but i will certainly be back sometime. Thank You very Much. :)
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Rhubarb Plant 'Champagne'

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Rheum x hybridum 'Champagne'

  • One of the earliest varieties and recognised to be one of the best for forcing.
  • If forced, the slender stems turn a beautiful shade of pink.
  • Left to grow un-forcedstems are juicy and sweet.
  • A heritage variety that is reliable and easy to grow.

Supplied as a pot grown plant.

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This classic old variety is arguably one of the best varieties of Rhubarb there is - and when it comes to forcing it probably is the best! Unforced, the ruby-red thin stems are ready for harvest late May. Forced, the stems have a beautiful pale pink tinge.

Either way it is a gorgeously sweet variety, and perfect for making its namesake - Rhubarb Champagne.

Reliable and very easy to grow.

  • Prefers a rich but well drained soil.
  • Plant any time of year, spacing plants 3 x 3 feet (90 x 90 cm) apart.
  • Keep weed free and water well in dry spells.
  • Avoid harvesting in the first year and only lightly in the second.
  • Harvest by grasping at the base of the stalk and tearing away from the clump.
  • When growth dies down in the Autumn generously mulch the crown with well rotted manure or similar.

Forcing

  • Forcing rhubarb results in an earlier crop that is sweeter and more tender (though with a smaller overall yield).
  • To force Rhubarb, cover the crowns shortly after Christmas with a light excluding container with a removable lid - to ensure light is fully excluded you can pile up organic matter or similar around the base.
  • Periodically remove the lid from your container and check for shoots, removing when large enough.
  • After approximately mid April, uncover the crowns and allow to grow away in the normal way - though avoid cropping from a forced crown for a year or two in order to allow it to recover.
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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Rhubarb Plant 'Glaskin's Perpetual'
Rhubarb Plant 'Victoria'