KissMe Mistletoe is the UK's leading Organic Mistletoe company providing high quality Christmas decorations at competitive prices. Our company is unique because we source the fresh decorations from our Organic Farm - making is possible to supply the freshest product at the best price. As well as selling online we have an extensive network of Organic Shops, florists and wedding planners that due to our reputation choose us time and time again.
More about our Organic Farm
We are first and foremost Organic Cider Apple farmers from Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. Our farm is located in the mistletoe heartland, with our local market town being the UK’s Capital of mistletoe. (With an annual mistletoe Festival held on the first Saturday of December see www.tenburymistletoe.org for details)
Mistletoe is a semi-parasitic plant that grows on trees. However it is a fussy parasite that only lives on a select number of trees, with cider trees being one of its favourites. That makes the Cider counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire the most abundant places to find the plant. A romantic by-product to our apples is our mistletoe. We have been harvesting the mistletoe from our orchards for generations.
Every year after the apples have been sent off to the mill to make Organic Cider the quest to hunt down mistletoe begins. The primary reason we harvest the mistletoe isn't actually for the kisses. It is important to reduce the quantity of mistletoe so that the trees don't become overburdened with mistletoe, which in turn reduces their yield of apples.
The Organic Environment in our orchards has led to a large amount of healthy mistletoe growing in them. As we don’t use pesticides or chemicals it is vital that we cut the mistletoe out by hand to keep our trees healthy. We are able to sell about a third of the mistletoe that is harvested. Female mistletoe with its beautiful pearl white berries is what makes the money, whilst male mistletoe has no berries and thus is commercially worthless (we still cut it out to keep the trees healthy)
Back a couple of years it dawned on us that getting hold of mistletoe for some was a real issue. From this evolved our website www.Kissmemistletoe.co.uk. This has given us a platform for selling mistletoe nationwide. Originally just supplying to trade, over the years our product range has increased and now we supply everything to do with mistletoe.
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