New Season Rhubarb Jams from Rosebud Preserves

Award-winning Masham based Rosebud Preserves have launched their range of new season rhubarb jams using forced rhubarb exclusively from the famous Yorkshire Triangle.

Yorkshire Rhubarb & Ginger Jam and Yorkshire Rhubarb & Orange Jam have both been made

using fruit from grower David Westwood & Son, sixth generation rhubarb growers based in the Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle near Wakefield. Their forced rhubarb is available from January through to March and is held in high esteem for its beautiful colour, its subtle flavour and its palate cleansing mix of acidity and sweetness.

Elspeth Biltoft, owner of Rosebud Preserves, said: Forced rhubarb makes wonderful jam, especially when paired with ginger or blood orange. The secret is quality and simplicity of ingredients. We use generous quantities of rhubarb, especially the variety Timperly, not too much unrefined cane sugar, a little fresh lemon juice and the warm hit of oriental ginger or the brightness of citrus. Our soft natural sets guarantee a lovely fresh and fruity flavour, rather than an overly sweet one. The vibrant colour that comes from forced rhubarb is a beautiful bonus.”

Rosebud Preserves has been making its jams, marmalades, chutneys and jellies since 1989, when the company was started by Elspeth under her founding principles of sourcing local produce whenever possible, cook traditional recipes and practice time honoured techniques without the use of additives.

Rosebud’s products are now stocked at independent retailers across the country and are available to buy online at