Wakefield: The sweet taste of rhubarb

Yorkshire's very own rhubarb triangle is world renowned.
Yorkshire's very own rhubarb triangle is world renowned.
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David Westwood’s great-great-grandfather and great-great-uncle were some of the first forced rhubarb growers in the mid-1800s, growing the distinctive Yorkshire fare by candlelight in the so-called rhubarb triangle.

With his rhubarb now stocked in Morrisons, Booths and Waitrose he is now using his produce to provide the flavouring for the Serious Sweet Company with three new Yorkshire-inspired products to its Ultimate English range of sweets. Ultimate English has launched a trio of new products, crowned by its Rhubarb Coconut Ice and set to be launched at Wakefield’s annual festival of food, drink and rhubarb this weekend which attracts over 100,000 visitors each year.

Owner of D Westwood & Sons, Jonathan Westwood, said: “Rhubarb growing has been in our family for generations.”

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