Jonathan's Mistletoe Diary

November 17, 2004

Mistletoe harvest should be well underway 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jonathan Briggs @ 9:12 pm

The traditional European harvest has always been centred on northern France – where most of Britain’s mistletoe comes from. The pic below is a press photograph of about 1930 – showing harvest by costumed Normandy lads and lasses. There was an added incentive to harvest mistltoe in france – as its growth had been declared illegal in orchards – but in this pic they seem to have let it grow fairly large before harvesting – which suggests a rather lax law!

Compare this pic with the one below…

French harvesting for export to England c 1930 (click to enlarge) Posted by Hello

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