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Rhubarb 'Thompson's Terrifically Tasty' (3 crowns)

Rhubarb 'Thompson's Terrifically Tasty' (3 crowns)

Price:  £14.95 14.9500 In Stock New

code: RHU005

Rheum hybridum 'Thompson's Terrifically Tasty'

This aptly named variety goes back more than 80 years to the village of Great Oakley in Essex. It has been selected year on year and replanted by the Thompsons, who grow rhubarb commercially for sale into the London wholesale markets. It's great attribute is that it is the very first outdoor rhubarb on the market, as early as February, which means that it competes with the forced 'Golden Triangle' rhubarb but without all the bother of harvesting in the cellar with a candle on your head! In the first New Year flush the stems are shortish but thick and plentiful. The second crop in mid summer is an altogether larger stem of fine mid red colour. The flavour is delicious and when cooked with a handful of elderflowers makes a superb dessert.

Bred in the U.K.

Available for delivery: late November - mid April.


More Information

Rhubarb is delicious in desserts and as it is so easy to grow and takes up very little room it deserves a place in every garden. Rhubarb plants will tolerate full sun or partial shade but should be planted in a well-drained soil. It is equally suited to container growing. Our rhubarb crowns are supplied as large hand selected crowns and are available from late November to mid April. Livingstone is supplied in 9cm pots and is available all year.


For better establishment we strongly advise using Rootgrow when planting (as recommended in RHS planting guidelines).


Delivery Information


Carriage & packing charges


Our standard delivery charge to mainland UK is £7.95. Some items (where stated) are p&p inclusive. If you are only ordering items that are p&p inclusive, the standard delivery charge does not apply.


Deliveries to the Scottish Islands and Highlands, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and addresses with the following postcode prefixes may incur surcharges:


AB31-38, AB40-56, HS, IV, KA27-28, KW, PA20-88, PH4-50, ZE, GY, JE, IM, BT


Please contact us for a quote to these destinations. We regret we are unable to deliver outside the British Isles.



Despatch Dates


We regret we are unable to give precise delivery dates as weather conditions can affect the despatch schedule. The following information should only be used as a guide on the understanding that we may not be able to keep to these dates precisely.



Fruit trees, soft fruit bushes & hedging (bare root)


Bare root fruit trees, soft fruit bushes and hedging will be despatched from late November until early May.  Orders placed before mid November will usually be despatched by mid December. Orders placed after mid November will usually be delivered within 28 days of the order being placed. Orders placed from mid April onwards will be despatched within 14 days.



Fruit trees & soft fruit bushes (pot grown)


Pot grown fruit trees are available May to September and will be despatched within 28 days.


Cell grown raspberries are available from late May to mid July and will be despatched within 28 days.


Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, honeyberries, lingonberries, figs, goji berries and pot grown grapes, gooseberries and currants will be despatched within 28 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.  Under these circumstances, to avoid additional carriage charges, the entire order will be sent together when everything is available.



Strawberry plants


Fresh dug strawberry plants will be despatched from October to late November. Coldstored strawberry plants will be despatched from mid March to mid July. Orders placed during these periods will usually be delivered within 28 days. Some varieties are only available as coldstored plants (see product description for availability).



Asparagus crowns


Asparagus crowns will be despatched from late March/early April to late May. Orders placed during this period will usually be despatched within 14 days.





Hardware will be despatched within 28 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.



Biological Controls (Natural Predators)


Natural Predators are despatched at the appropriate time for application (see product description for detailed information). When "in season" they are despatched direct from our supplier in batches on a weekly basis -  we send orders to our supplier every Thursday and they despatch these orders Wednesday the following week by first class post.






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