Rhubarb Apple Delight Plants (3 Pack) in 9cm Pots
This brand-new Rhubarb variety has been specially selected for its especially sweet fruity flavour.
Known as a 'day neutral' variety, this innovative Rhubarb crops heavily from spring to autumn unlike regular types which tend to become less productive over the summer months - so you're guaranteed a bumper crop of flavoursome stems right up until the first frosts!
Apple Delight is easy to grow and adapted to thrive in all weathers - the perfect variety to plant throughout the UK being weather resistant as well as having excellent resistance to pests and disease.
For best results allow to establish for a season and pick sparingly in year two. Expect heavy crops thereafter.
Delivered as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots ready for immediate planting.
Planting your rhubarb:
- Before planting, dig over the ground and remove all perennial weeds.
- Add compost or well-rotted manure into the soil. Don't add any additional fertiliser.
- Plant crowns in early spring in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun as soon as the ground is workable, when the roots are still dormant and before growth begins or plants are just beginning to leaf out.
- Potted plants can be planted out at any time.
- Dig large holes around twice the size of the root spread. Space rhubarb plants about 4 feet apart and plant the roots 2-5cm (1-2in) below the surface of the soil.
- After planting, mulch generously with a heavy layer of straw to retain moisture and discourage weeds.
Aftercare Advice for Rhubarb:
- Water your plant well.
- Remove flower stalks as soon as they appear.
- When the top growth dies back in autumn, remove the dead leaves to expose the crown to frost - this will help break dormancy and ensure a good crop of stalks the following year.
- Divide rhubarb roots every 3 to 4 years when plants are dormant in early spring or autumn.
Harvesting Advice for Rhubarb:
- For best results allow to establish for a season and pick sparingly in year two. Expect heavy crops thereafter.
- To pick, hold the stalk at the base and pull it out of the ground, aiming to avoid snapping it off.
- Ideal For: borders/allotments/grow your own/Kitchen Garden
- Flowers: April-July
- Fruit: May - October
- Position: Full Sun
- Height/Spread: 1m x 1m
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Supplied as: 3 x plants in 9cm pots ready for immediate planting. NOTE: Rhubarb leaves may be harmful if ingested and should be removed prior to cooking.
- 3 x Plants
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