Order Rhubarb to Grow This Year

Order your Rhubarb Crowns now ready for delivery in March! Planting three crowns will allow you to force one (once established) for the earliest tender stems, while giving a previously forced crown a recovery period.

once they have been forced they should be allowed to grow naturally the following season to recover their vigour.  

Rhubarb should be a couple of years old before forcing, as this process takes a lot of energy and plants are best left to establish a good root system first.

Forcing simply excludes light from the growing crown by the use of a rhubarb forcer or an up-turned bucket, forcing the plant to send out young shoots to seek the light. Stockbridge Arrow is one of the best varieties for forcing.