Our Tomlinson rhubarb is grown by Robert Tomlinson in the Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle. The triangle offers ideal growing conditions, with a deep, cold and moist topsoil. Growing a harvestable product takes up to three years, with the plant initially being grown outdoors and subjected to a specified number of frosts. Each winter, acres of rhubarb plants are transferred by hand into long, dark nursery sheds to be “forced”. Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb was awarded Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status by the European Commission’s Protected Food Name scheme in February 2010.
To read more about our search for the perfect rhubarb – and see our video about where it’s grown – click on “The Search” below the picture.