What is Yorkshire forced rhubarb and when is it in season?
Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb is a variety of rhubarb that is grown in the county of Yorkshire in the north of England. It is known for its delicate, tender, and pink stalks, which are sweeter and less acidic than regular rhubarb.
The growing process of Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb is different from traditional rhubarb, it is grown in dark, warm, and humid conditions in special 'rhubarb sheds' or 'forcing pits' which forces the rhubarb to grow quickly and become sweeter. It is typically grown in the dark or with minimal lighting.
Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb is considered a delicacy and is in high demand due to its unique taste and texture. It is in season from January to April, it has a short growing season and is only available for a few months each year, making it a highly sought-after ingredient.
It is important to note that availability and seasonality can vary depending on the location. If you're looking to buy Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, it's best to check with local farmers or at farmers' markets.
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).