Rhubarb Sanvitos Red
Rhubarb Sanvitos Red
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Rhubarb Sanvitos Red

  • ‘Sanvitos’ Red is an excellent early cropping rhubarb variety, providing you with fresh, juicy stems ready for picking as from April each year without the need for forcing.
  • The thick, deep red stems are abundant and particularly sweet with low acidity.
  • The sweet flavour makes ‘Sanvitos Red’ ideal for cooking, making delicious crumble and jam. Pick sparingly in the first year to allow your plants to establish, and you'll have bumper crops year after year.
  • Rhubarb is very easy and incredibly rewarding to grow and perfect for gardeners of all abilities.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.

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The delicious sweet flavour of ‘Sanvitos Red’ and its thick, deep red stalks make this an outstanding rhubarb! A superb early variety, cropping from April and without the need for forcing. The stems look fantastic and their wonderful sweetness and low acidity makes them perfect for cooking. Rhubarb is very easy and incredibly rewarding to grow 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 each year for many, many years to come! Perfect for planting in the vegetable garden but also ideal for 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 nursery 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

This rhubarb is naturally sweet, so there's no need to force it.

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.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
45 cm
100 cm
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