PLEASE NOTE: We only deliver to HX, OL14-15 and BD13-22 postcodes.

How to store and freeze rhubarb

Rhubarb is a delicate vegetable that should be stored properly to maintain its freshness and quality. Here are a few tips on how to store rhubarb:

  1. Refrigeration: Wrap the rhubarb stalks or place them in a bag and store them in the refrigerator. They will keep for up to a week.

  2. Freezing: Chop the rhubarb into small pieces, spread them out on a baking sheet, and freeze until solid. Then transfer them to a bag or container and store in the freezer for up to 8 months.

  3. Room temperature: Freshly picked rhubarb will last for a day or two if kept at room temperature, but it's best to refrigerate it as soon as possible.

  4. Avoid moisture: Keep the rhubarb dry and free from moisture, excess moisture can cause it to spoil faster.

  5. Check for spoilage: Check it regularly for any signs of spoilage. Discard any rhubarb that has become soft or has mould on it.

  6. Do not wash the rhubarb before storing it, wait until you are ready to use it to wash it. If you're freezing it, rhubarb should be washed first.

By following these storage tips, you can help to keep your rhubarb fresh and delicious for longer. It's best to use it within a week of purchasing to ensure the best quality and taste. 

When it's in season you can shop for rhubarb online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).