Rhubarb Sanvitos Early
Rhubarb Sanvitos Early
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Rhubarb Sanvitos Early

  • ‘Sanvitos Early’ is an excellent early fruiting rhubarb variety, providing you with fresh, juicy stems ready for picking from April each year.
  • The bountiful, dazzling red stems have and delicious, sweet flavour and are far less acidic than many varieties.
  • The milder flavour makes ‘Sanvitos Early’ ideal for irresistible rhubarb crumble and jam, and if you pick sparingly in the first year to allow your plants to establish, you'll be rewarded with huge crops of delicious rhubarb for years to come.
  • Rhubarb is very easy and incredibly rewarding to grow perfect for gardeners of all abilities.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.

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‘Sanvitos Early’ is an excellent early rhubarb variety and you can expect to pick fresh, juicy sticks from April each year. The dazzling, bright red stems not only look spectacular but have a lovely, balanced flavour that is much less acidic than many varieties, making it ideal for making scrumptious crumbles and jams. Rhubarb is very easy and incredibly rewarding to grow and perfect for gardeners of all abilities. Pick sparingly in the first year to allow your plants to establish, and you’ll be rewarded with armfuls of delicious rhubarb to harvest year after year. Ideal in the vegetable garden, or grow your rhubarb in a large container.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant out for cropping next season.

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Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant out for cropping next season.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • To force stems for an earlier crop, cover the crown with a traditional forcing jar, bucket or upturned pot in late winter, ensuring that all light is blocked out.
  • When the stems reach the top of the container, they are ready for harvesting. Forced stems are lighter-coloured, more tender and sweeter.

Care Information

Planting your rhubarb

  • Before planting, dig over the ground and remove all perennial weeds.
  • Add compost or well-rotted manure into the soil. Don't add any additional fertiliser.
  • Plant crowns in early spring in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun as soon as the ground is workable, when the roots are still dormant and before growth begins or plants are just beginning to leaf out.
  • Potted plants can be planted out at any time.
  • Dig large holes around twice the size of the root spread. Space rhubarb plants about 3 feet apart and plant the roots 2-5cm (1-2in) below the surface of the soil.
  • After planting, mulch generously with a heavy layer of straw to retain moisture and discourage weeds.

Aftercare Advice for Rhubarb

  • Water your plant well.
  • Remove flower stalks as soon as they appear.
  • When the top growth dies back in autumn, remove the dead leaves to expose the crown to frost - this will help break dormancy and ensure a good crop of stalks the following year.
  • Divide rhubarb roots every 3 to 4 years when plants are dormant in early spring or autumn.

Harvesting Advice for Rhubarb

  • For best results allow to establish for a season and pick sparingly in year two.  Expect heavy crops thereafter.
  • To pick, hold the stalk at the base and pull it out of the ground, aiming to avoid snapping it off.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
Fruiting Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
60 cm
120 cm
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