This page is being rebuilt during September 2017, most of the info below (apart from the first para) is out of date…
For up-to-date information about mistletoe, and mistletoe issues in general, have look through the information and links here.
The Mistletoe Diary is a good source of general news, with new stories and features throughout mistletoe season – do have a look for information there – and use the search facility on the Diary (in the right-hand column on the Diary page) if you’re looking for specific info.
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Media info – under construction Sept 2017
…..old mistletoe information sources and links for media – journalists, press offices, broadcasters, newspapers, magazines and websites.
Key media information this (2014/15) season includes the relocation of the Tenbury Mistletoe Auctions and the re-launch of the various mistletoe survey projects (the ‘Mistletoe League’). More on both these stories is on the News page.
For general background information on mistletoe you can browse these Mistletoe Pages or access the various Mistletoe Information Sheets (and other downloads) prepared by the Mistletoe Matters consultancy – all of those are listed here.
For the current Mistletoe Management Survey Project visit the Mistletoe League Survey Project
Older News Releases from the Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Festival:
Older (some very old) news below…
A Little Book About Mistletoe is now available in a Kindle edition: Jonathan Briggs’ little book introducing all aspects of mistletoe, first published in 2010, is newly available on Amazon in both print and Kindle editions – the Kindle edition is an updated version.
State of the ‘crop’ in 2013/14: This season’s mistletoe ‘crop’ (it’s not really correct to call it a crop, as it is really a by-product, and indeed pest, of old orchards, but at this time of year it does tend to enjoy higher status!) is looking excellent – lots of berries, all fully formed and ripening nicely – for pictures and comments have a look at the Mistletoe Diary.
Old 2012 News:
20th November 2012:Some news on mistletoe management issues this week – summarised in the Mistletoe Diary for 19th and 20th November. Also a new picture of Tenbury’s Stick Kiss loaf (pictured left – full story here). Try not to look too hard at the ‘mistletoe’ in the picture though – it’s plastic…
. 16th November 2012: This week has seen a number of wholly inaccurate media reports about mistletoe berries being in short supply this year ‘due to the wet spring/summer and no pollination‘. These stories are totally untrue. The reality is that there are plenty of mistletoe berries this season, and pollination took place, as it always does, in February/March when the weather was normal/good.
For general news updates have a look at Jonathan Briggs’ Mistletoe Diary.
For information on mistletoe events, including the Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Festival, this season have a look at our Events page.
And if you are interested in taking part in a survey about Mistletoe, read about the Mistletoe League Project on our Survey page. Gathering information about how mistletoe is, or isn’t, managed on fruit trees is a particular aim of the survey.
There is, of course, ongoing mistletoe news throughout the season on Jonathan Briggs’ Mistletoe Diary, which you can follow on WordPress or via Facebook or Twitter. There are Facebook and Twitter links at the top of the right-hand column.
The English Mistletoe Shop, and other online mistletoe outlets will be trading from the autumn – and in the case of the English Mistletoe Shop products will continue to include Fresh Mistletoe in season, and Grow-kits for Gardeners.