Champagne Rhubarb is an outstanding early variety with long pale pink stems. It is easy to grow and trouble free, making it ideal for the kitchen garden.
Rhubarb likes a rich soil which includes plenty of compost or manure if available.
Plant so that the crown is just level with the surface of the soil. Plant firmly, treading the soil around the roots. Water-in freely if the soil is dry and continue to water until growth commences.
It is advisable not to take stems the first growing season to allow the plant to become established. When harvesting, twist stems away from the crown as they attain sufficient size but never take too many from one plant as this will weaken it. To maintain a healthy plant cease harvesting at the end of July.
The plant is grown in a 3 litre pot and is 1 year old.