Forced Rhubarb Centre Of The World - Various - The Rhubarb Triangle (Vinyl)


  1. Jan 13,  · The Rhubarb Triangle is a region in West Yorkshire renowned for producing Forced Rhubarb of exceptional quality. The triangle falls within the boundaries drawn between the towns of Wakefield, Leeds and Morley and covers an area of around nine square miles (23km2). Growing forced rhubarb requires that its development is.
  2. The producers were centralised between Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford, which became known world wide as The Rhubarb Triangle, the centre for the world’s production of forced rhubarb. Rhubarb, a native of Siberia was originally found growing on the banks of the river Volga.
  3. Jan 06,  · In the 19th century, farmers in Northern England discovered a way to mass produce the plant in a 9 square mile area that still exists today, called the “rhubarb triangle.” Here’s the thing, in order to grow large quantities in the winter, farmers have to use unnatural, some may even call it–unorthodox—methods.
  4. Apr 27,  · "Rhubarb is in our blood and there's no doubt Yorkshire is the rhubarb capital of the world," she said. "But whatever price you get, remember it took three years to get these precious few weeks of growth." Forced rhubarb is far sweeter than the normal variety (Credit: Mike MacEacheran).
  5. Jan 30,  · Forced rhubarb is now available from elsewhere – Holland, in particular – but this historic centre is still the plant’s spiritual home. The area used to be much bigger, stretching from Wakefield to Author: Ed Cumming.
  6. The rhubarb triangle is known as the centre of the world for forced rhubarb, it’s formed by three areas in West Yorkshire which all meet at a point – Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford. In Feb , Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb was awarded Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status!
  7. Wakefield is part of the Rhubarb Triangle. This refers to a 9-square-mile triangle in West Yorkshire between Wakefield, Morley and Rothwell, well-known for producing early forced rhubarb. Apparently the rhubarb plant thrives in the wet cold Yorkshire winters so Wakefield and its surroundings are the perfect location for it.
  8. The capital city of the Rhubarb Triangle is Wakefield, where an annual rhubarb festival draws visitors from around the country. Rhubarb was first grown in the area in the s and at one stage there were more than commercial operations, which have now dwindled to a handful.
  9. Jan 14,  · In the United Kingdom forced rhubarb is predominantly grown in an area in West Yorkshire dubbed as the ‘Rhubarb Triangle’. Due to being forced, the rhubarb is more delicately flavoured and tender with a crimson stalk and pale green leaves.

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