Plant in sun or partial shade, on moist but well drained, humus-rich soils. Water well until established. Plant crowns 90-100cm apart. Remove all perennial weeds before planting. Waterlogged soils can lead to crowns rotting off. If establishment from crowns has been a problem in the past try growing in a container and planting out in the spring once roots have established. Rhubarb does not like to grow long term in containers
Avoid picking in the first year to allow good establishment. Mulch each autumn with well rotted organic material, avoid covering the crown as this can cause rotting. Remove flowering spikes as they appear. Only force a plant once in every 3 or 4 years. Keep weeds to a minimum.
One of the earliest rhubarb varieties that can be ready to harvest as early as February. Succulent red-based pink stems with a delicious sweet flavour. An excellent variety for outdoor production and forcing in winter. Once established, Timperley Early will produce masses of delicate slender stems that are tender. An easy to grow variety, performs very well outside but will also excel when forced.
Eventual height: 60cm (24in). Eventual spread: 1m (3ft).
This product is supplied bareroot
Important Ordering information:
Many of our products are only available seasonally. Their availability will be shown in the product information or at the top of the webpage.
Late Dec - April
Late Dec - April
Fruit Bushes/Fruit Trees - Bareroot
November - March
Autumn Onion Sets/Garlic
Many of our products will be made available to order in advance, any items showing as ‘available on backorder’ will only be shipped once they become available. We do not send out split orders, any order containing a back ordered item will be sent out together once that item becomes available. If something is required immediately please order it separately.
Fruit trees can be ordered on this website but are a collection only item, if you order them for delivery your order will be cancelled and refunded
Delivery and Collection:
Collection and Delivery options will be available on checkout.
We try to get in stock orders boxed and shipped within 48hrs and often orders placed before 10am are shipped the same day. In busy periods however lead times could be extended.
Orders containing plants will only be shipped Monday to Thursday (10am cut off) so they are not sat in boxes over the weekend. If you order after 10am on a Thursday you will not receive your order until Tuesday
Seed only orders - £2.00:
For orders that contain only packets of seed P&P is £2.00 to anywhere in the UK
Standard Delivery - £4.95:
Our standard P&P charge is £4.95 to Mainland UK
Plants and Seed Potato - £6.95:
These products will be subjected to a higher P&P fee of £6.95 due to the extra handling of plants and the extra weight with seed potatoes. Plants and seed potatoes delivered to the Scottish Highlands, Islands and Northern Ireland will incur a surcharge of £8.00 (postcodes listed below)
Free Delivery – Over £50:
Order over £50 will be delivered free of P&P charges
Collection – Nursery:
Click and collect is available from the nursery all year around by arrangement. This option can be selected at Checkout. We will then contact you to arrange a collection day and time.
Collection – Potato Day:
During check out you will have the option to select collection from one of our potato days. Please remember these are one day events so you must be able to collect on that specific day. There will be no charge for this service. Payments for collections must be processed on the website
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Delivery Postcodes subject to surcharge
Scottish Highlands - AB36-38, AB55-56, FK17-21, IV1-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-40, PH19-26, PH30-41, PH49-50
Scottish Islands - HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Island -