To produce white willow, our highest quality green willow (often Black Maul) is freshly cut in winter and 'pitted' - left to stand in water until the sap rises in the spring.
Usually during May, the willow is stripped of its bark (without boiling) to leave a white colour rod underneath. To prevent yellowing, the willow has to be stripped, dried and then stored in a dark room in one day.
Soaking times for white willow are the same as buff willow; approx 1-2 hours in cold water, then wrap in a damp blanket overnight to mellow. If you would like to buy white willow, please be aware that this is a very popular product and one that sells out quickly. Please use the 'Notify Me!' button if you would like to know when white willow is available. (You will find this button on each of the individual product pages.)