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Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Forcing Rhubarb for an early crop.

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Forcing Rhubarb for an early crop.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 16 Apr 2018, 00:45
That's fabulous, Martin...I understand there are forcing sheds in some countries.
Martin from Stone: Yes it is a big thing in my original county- Yorkshire
Come on little rhubarb... come on!
Martin from Stone: I love the stuff
I never knew that kind of thing went on...smile
Martin from Stone: I use a more humble upturned tub to the same effect
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 16 Apr 2018, 06:58
As a lifelong fan of rhubarb I can only applaud this Martin
Martin from Stone: Yes we enjoy it in crumble or pie with loads of custard
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 Apr 2018, 07:00
So that’s how it’s done.
Martin from Stone: So tender and sweet the early blanched crop
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Apr 2018, 09:44
So how does the forcing works? Is that clay pot full of nutrient rich water and it is set to drip on the rhubarb plant?
Martin from Stone: Far from it Louis. All that needs to be done is to wait till the winter frost has broken dormancy and it begins to sprout, all you do then is cover it to exclude all light and check from time to time till it is ready to harvest. The crowns have enormous roots full of energy and nourishment
Seems like it worked.
Martin from Stone: You can't see the result, all light is excluded so the forced rhubarb is etiolated and the leaves are yellow
I just love rhubarb!
Martin from Stone: So do I - crumble, pies et.
The only forced Rhubarb I've ever experienced is when my Mum forced me to eat it when I was a youngster, perhaps explains why I don't like it!
Martin from Stone: I think I've heard this from you before, you don't know what you're missing Brian
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 16 Apr 2018, 19:39
i have to look it up what it is exactly, Martin.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 16 Apr 2018, 19:42
ok, now i understand it, Martin. and also your reply to Louis.
Martin from Stone: Glad you are now in the know,perhaps it is something with export potential
Well there goes the believe that plants need sunshine to grow, Martin.

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