Popular Name: Botanical Name: Rheum rhabarbarum Pack quantity: 3x 9cm potted plant Item code: 50161 Despatch: Within 7 days
Rhubarb is a vegetable that is close to our hearts (it’s not a fruit, contrary to a 1947 US court ruling) and we were delighted to bring you Livingstone, the first autumn cropping variety, a few years ago. This season we’ve gone one better with the introduction of Poulton’s Pride, named after D. T. Brown’s hometown of Poulton-le-Fylde in Lancashire, our new and exclusive British bred Rhubarb which will crop for 10 months of the year!
Tom and Tim first uncovered this variety at a grower’s trial a couple of years ago. They bought a few stems back to cook and taste and we were amazed at how deliciously sweet the rosy red flushed stems were – with a totally unique flavour with traces of almond, pineapple and banana coming to the fore followed by just a hint of characteristic sharpness – simply the best rhubarb we have ever tasted (and we’ve tasted quite a few!).
Not only does Poulton’s Pride taste fantastic, but it will keep on cropping and cropping because it doesn’t go dormant in the summer like other Rhubarb varieties. This dormancy has been bred out so you can enjoy harvesting from as early as February (if forced) and continue through to November – that’s for 10 months of the year!
Supplied as strong young plants in 9cm pots, unlike normal Rhubarb varieties you’ll even get a small crop this year in late summer/early autumn! Three plants are enough to give you a good crop over such a long period.
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