Rhubarb & Strawberries

Autumn/Winter 2016-2017

RHUBARB £6.00 per crown.

Brandy Carr Scarlet Richly coloured, excellent flavour. sold out
Cawood Delight Low yield but very good quality, shiny deep maroon stems, not for forcing. Sold out
Champagne Red stems with a good sweet flavour, April to August. Can be forced for March use.
Delight new variety that is described as an everbearer, (but dont take any stems in the first year). Fresh, sweet/sharp flavour.
Stockbridge Arrow Long, thick tender juicy stems, upright, good forcer but needs a dustbin to cover it.
Timperley Early Very early [often around New Year] variety with excellent flavour.
Victoria The latest variety to emerge, crops into the summer, good flavour and reliable.

STRAWBERRIES Bare Root 50p per plant, 40p each per 10 or more.

Alice Promising well-flavoured firm main-season variety.  Had good flavour in wet 2007 when the others were very watery. 
Cambridge Favourite The standard variety for many years, good all-rounder, very good when well grown. Mid 
Elsanta Mid season. High yields of glossy berries. Good shelf life. Good flavour when well grown. Commercial favourite.
 
Fenella 2 weeks later than mid-season, heavy crops, good disease resistance, and stands up to heavy rain well. Could be a new organic favourite. 
Florence The organic choice, healthy and tasty, 2 weeks later than mid season  
Honeyoye Early. Good flavour, firm berries, recommended for freezing. Heavy yields from compact plants.  
Korona Early.Good flavour, health and yield. Seems a good subject for organic growing. 
Royal Sovereign
Heritage [ 1890’s] variety widely grown for market from the 1920’s. Still sought after by  its fans for its quality fruit. These plants are of Certified healthy stock.