The Strange Habitat of Forced Rhubarb

By Megan Moore

For many, rhubarb is a tart delicacy really only enjoyed when paired with the likes of strawberry. But for the residents of the Rhubarb Triangle, this crop is anything but insignificant. In fact, it’s fawned over.

The Rhubarb Triangle is an area of Britain between Leeds, Wakefield, and Bradford in West Yorkshire, a Protected Designation of Origin by the European Union. Only 12 or so growers still produce this quirky plant, and it’s not called just rhubarb: it’s Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb.

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