KernAktuell November 2021, News

The 2021 mushroom harvest

Déjà-vu – this year’s harvest was just like 2019

Following the excellent porcini mushroom harvests of 2020, the yield this year was far below average. A lack of rainfall during the summer months led to meagre harvests. This was similar in 2019.
All hopes were pinned on good autumn harvests in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, but these expectations were only partially fulfilled. Russia was the only country not to report a shortfall in their porcini mushroom harvest.

However, our reliable, long-standing suppliers have once again supplied us with the required quantities of frozen and dried porcini mushrooms, and these will enable us to fulfil our own customer contracts by supplying them with sufficient quantities.
Due to inflation – which cannot be solely attributed to the pandemic – the prices have risen sharply not only for porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, but also for black morels.




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