The traditional “winter fruit” force-grown in darkened sheds in the triangle of villages around Wakefield, is apparently known for its powerful aphrodisiac qualities.
According to some studies, red rhubarb stalks have been used as a romantic stimulant since the Chinese fist cultivated the plant in 2700 BC. Its natural sugars are said to rejuvenate men and women alike.
We took a box fresh from leading grower Janet Oldroyd-Hulme on to the streets of West Yorkshire for a Valentine’s taste - and romance - test. Click the screen to watch the results.