Dicky Meadows Green (Fresh Cut) Willow
Dicky Meadows is of the Purpurea family and has a rod just as slender as the Brittany Green. However, the rod of Dicky Meadows is more yellow than Brittany Green and it has a much lighter leaf colour whilst growing. Dicky Meadows is much sort after for fine basketry work and it is also used in the Jewish Festival of Sukkot. Agriculturally, Sukkot is a harvest festival and in the synagogue, each congregant says a blessing over four different species of plants - a palm branch (lulav), citron (esrog), myrtle branch and willow twig - which are representative of the four different types of Jewish person.
Green willow is only available during the cutting season from December through to approximately April. Once green willow has been cut it can stay flexible for around 6 weeks.
No soaking required.