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Stockbridge Arrow, Rhubarb

The most highly rated variety to come out of the Stockbridge House breeding programmme. This variety produces long, evenly sized sticks with an attractive dark red skin, a delicate flavour when cooked and is reported to produce the highest quality rhubarb of any variety when grown outdoors. Stockbridge Arrow is a high yielding, late season variety with long harvest period.

Stockbridge Arrow is ideal for home forcing. In order to make this highly sort after variety available at a realistic price we have harnessed the benefit of micropropagation and can offer 2L potted plants.


2 Litre Pots: £475 per hundred

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How To Grow – Plant from autumn through to spring in a sunny position with free draining soil. The soil should be free of weeds and include plenty of well-rotted manure. Plant in rows spaced 90cm (35”) apart and ensure that the top of the crown sits 3cm (1”) below soil level, allow plenty of space around the plant so it can spread out. Resist the temptation to harvest any stems in the first year, as this will reduce the plants vigour. Earlier harvests can be produced by forcing the rhubarb, this simply means covering the crowns in early winter, to stop light from reaching the emerging rhubarb stems. You can use a bin or bucket, or a traditional terracotta rhubarb forcer – any cover that's at least 45cm high.

More Information – Rhubarb crowns are available from November to early spring. Potted rhubarb is available from our nursery all year round. The prices listed are for quantities per hundred, if you wish to place a smaller order please get in contact with a member of the team.

Delivery – Please let us know when you are ready – we will not send plants without prior notice from you. Orders are despatched by parcel courier or pallet network depending on the size, weight and dimensions. Unfortunately, at this moment in time we are only able to deliver plants to UK based addresses, however if you would like to discuss the option of an export, please send an email to liam@rwwalpole.co.uk.

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