Northern Mushroom Harvest Unimpressive

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 14:33



It’s looking more and more as though 2004 will not be a year to remember for mushroom harvesters in the North.


Although good morel crops were reported in the Montreal Lake region, prices are down due to a good showing out in British Columbia.


As for the chantarelles, northern agrologist Gerry Ivanochko says cool temperatures stalled their development early on.


He adds prices are down for both pine and chantarelle mushrooms.


Harvest figures for the morel mushrooms were up from last year.


Ivanochko says pickers of chantarelles will continue work until the first severe frost.