Grow-Your-Own Mistletoe Kit
Our popular kits have been developed by mistletoe expert Jonathan Briggs, and are an improved version of the original mistletoe kits he designed for Tenbury Mistletoe Enterprise from 2006-2009. Each kit contains 50-60 freshly-picked berries, carefully cut and packed to reduce damage. This is enough for about 10 plantings. The pack contains detailed full-colour instructions, labelling material and a recording form to keep track of each planting. Kits cost £15.50 (including mainland UK shipping – for Brexit updates on EU and N Ireland shipping see below).
An ideal romantic gift for gardeners, particularly as planting season coincides with Valentine’s Day.
Coupon code ems10discount gives 10% reduction on order values (any mixture of products) £50.00 or over.
Despatch periods – and the Grow-Kit Gift Card option
The mistletoe planting season is February to April, and so our kits, with freshly picked ripe berries, are not sent out until February/March. To order please choose a despatch period* from the list above – the Add-to-Basket button won’t work until you’ve selected a period. You can order any time from autumn onwards. 20th March update: We have sorry, we are now unable to take new orders for this season. Grow Kit Gift Cards are available (and valid for 2 years) if you want to give a kit as a gift.
*Despatch periods for the 2020/21 season are:
1st-14th February 2021, 15th-28th February 2021, 1st-14th March 2021, 15th-31st March 2021.
If you want to give a Grow-Kit as a gift why not buy one of our Grow-Kit Gift Cards? These can be despatched any time, and are ideal for Christmas or Valentine’s gifts. The lucky recipient just has to return the voucher section to us (post-free) to get their kit delivered in spring. Full details of our Gift Card options are given on the Grow-Kit Gift Cards page.
What else will you need?
A tree to grow it on, as it is a hemi-parasite of tree branches and can’t grow on its own. Apple trees are mistletoe’s favourite host, but lots of other garden tree species are also suitable (there’s a list in the kit and on our FAQs page here).
One last thing – you’ll need some patience, as mistletoe grows very slowly in the first 3 or 4 years. It’s well worth the wait, as once it gets established it grows quite fast, giving you plenty of kissing opportunities every Christmas!
We take pre-orders from autumn onwards – so you don’t have to wait until February before ordering. Indeed you are more likely to be able to pick a despatch period that suits you if you order early!
Please note that the seeds should be planted within 2 weeks of receipt – so do pick a period when you’ll be able to plant them.
Our grow-kit boxes are letter-box friendly – and will fit through most modern letter boxes. Please let us know if you need your order sent in anonymous packaging.
Our kits have been developed by mistletoe expert Jonathan Briggs, and are an improved version of the popular kits he designed for Tenbury Mistletoe Enterprise from 2006-2009.
How to order
Please choose your Despatch Period from the drop-down option at the top of this page. The Add to Basket button will be clickable when you have chosen a Despatch Period.
If your order value comes to £50 or over use coupon code ems10discount at checkout for a 10% reduction.
Shipping outside mainland Britain
Within Europe (March 2021 update): Until 2020 we were able to ship Grow-Kits to EU destinations, some non-EU European countries and anywhere within the UK. However since 1st January 2021 and the EU Withdrawal Deal there are additional restrictions on live plant shipping. Shipping to anywhere in the the EU plant health area (which includes Northern Ireland) may now need phytosanitary certification for each package as well as customs declarations. We are, therefore, not currently able to take orders for EU countries. We were, until January, still taking orders for Northern Ireland but have now stopped all future N Ireland orders until we understand the new requirements. We are sorry for any disappointment this causes for NI and EU customers – and we hope to be able to resume sending such orders next season.
The rest of the World: We are sorry, but we do not send our grow-kits outside the Europe.