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*stockbridge Arrow Rhubarb Crowns

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Features

Early season
For forcing
Sweet flavour
Good all round

A new variety from Stockbridge House, that has the added advantage of being superb for early forcing, producing thick, bright red, juicy sticks of very high quality. Of stiff upright growth, the long, top grade stalks are very easy to pull, the leaves are typically small and arrow shaped. Stockbridge Arrow is a heavy cropper with a season similar to the old favourite, Victoria, and the first of a new generation of rhubarb, providing the finest quality sticks for the most delicious dishes. Early forcing is very simple, just place an upturned dustbin over the crown in January or February to enjoy a heavy, colourful crop just a few weeks later long before the normal outdoor crops are ready. When forced, the sticks are deep red in colour over most of their length, thick, tender and juicy Highly recommended.

*stockbridge Arrow Rhubarb Crowns

UK mainland delivery is charged at £8.95. Sending a tree through the post isn't easy, so our parcels are expertly packed to keep your goods in the best condition. There is no surcharge on the delivery of larger parcels/orders.

Tree size as supplied varies but is usually between 3.5' - 4.5' on despatch. A few varieties might be slightly smaller, some a little bigger, of course it does vary but this is a good average. WE SUPPLY YOUNG TREES - and are proud to do so. Although we are sometimes requested to supply older/bigger trees, the percieved advantages are outwighed by disadvantages! Older trees take longer to establish and will fruit no more quickly. The young trees we send out grow away and establish so quickly and healthily & often yield within 1 season of planting. Our customers even report fruits the first year of planting! All professional fruit growers prefer to plant young trees rather than older.

Our soft fruit bushes are usually 2 years old.
Everything is stringently graded, grown on the nursery and well packed!

  • Fast despatch year-round - We send bare-root stock from Autumn to April, then we despatch pot grown stock from April to Autumn. Orders are despatched within 3-5 working days year round - so you can always plant promptly.
  • No need to be in - You can request your parcel to be left in a safe place, or stipulate an alternative delivery address, at the checkout.
  • Free 16 page booklet with every order dealing with all aspects of fruit growing.

Gold Standard Health & Quality

Chris Bowers' Gold StandardWe have in place very rigorous standards for the health, providence and uniformity of all our fruiting plants & trees. Our Nursery and the stock we grow is inspected and passported for health regularly by DEFRA experts [formerly the Ministry of Agriculture] and we have in place our own stringent controls and inspection programmes to ensure our fruiting bushes and trees are the best, most disease free stocks available and truly beyond compare.

We always propagate from certified stock where this exists and have the highest standards regarding providence and grading. If only the very best will do - as it should - then you can rely on a Chris Bowers fruiting plant to give the most exemplary results available. We firmly believe that only the very healthiest stock can and does produce vastly superior results - and it shows.

Our Guarantee

We are proud of each & every plant & tree we despatch from our Nursery. If it fails to thrive or live up to your expectations we will replace or refund it. This is in addition to your statutory rights. We may rarely ask for details of care and cultivation given to it, or arrange for a return of the item for inspection, to assist in our own programme of improvement.