Timperley Early is one of the best and earliest rhubarb varieties around you can expect to pick fresh, juicy sticks as soon as February each year with this forcing kit!
Forcing is the term used for growing your rhubarb without light which ‘forces’ them to grow sooner. As they are desperately searching for light they will shoot up much faster than normal and the lack of sunlight means a lack of photosynthesis and therefore paler stems. These paler stems are much less bitter than deeply coloured stems and therefore makes the rhubarb much sweeter to taste.
Simply plant your rhubarb crowns in one pot, then place the other pot upside down on top of the first pot and tie the handles together to create a dark chamber whereby your rhubarb crown will begin to grow up towards the light coming from the drainage holes. No bells and whistles, just easy, simple gardening! Not only will you get heavy crops much quicker, but they’ll also become much sweeter and juicier if forced.
Timperley Early is a winning rhubarb variety. The bright-pink, green-streaked stems have wonderful white flesh and are simply bursting with sweet, tangy, delicious flavour. They're perfect for chopping finely and making irresistible rhubarb crumbles and fools.
Rhubarb is very easy and incredibly rewarding to grow perfect for gardeners of all abilities.
Pick sparingly in the first year to allow your plants to establish, and you’ll be rewarded with literally pound and pounds of delicious rhubarb to harvest each year for many, many years to come!
Supplied as a set of 3 root divisions, known as a crown. These are lifted from the field and split such that each crown has an active bud. Crowns should be planted as soon as possible after receipt.
NOTE: Rhubarb leaves may be harmful if ingested and should be removed prior to cooking. Also supplied with a pair of 30L heavy duty black pots with grab handles, for planting in.