ENGLISH POPPY SEED HARVEST: INTRO
As many of you already know, the prices for unwashed poppy seeds have increased rapidly over the past few months. I have previously discussed the reasons for the increase in prices, but i am still receiving questions regarding prices. I decided to write this post to update everyone about the 2017 English Poppy Seed Harvest. I hope that it can help clarify the current situation and make people feel more at ease.
Check out my separate post that Lists the Best Unwashed Poppy Seeds for Tea. I update it regularly and just finished revising it again this morning.
Best English Poppy Seeds from New Harvest
I have updated this section of the post after the most recent English Poppy Seed Harvest. Fortunately, the harvest has arrived and provided excellent seeds, if you know where to look. I was already recommending Blue Bird poppy seeds, and the new seeds are the best of the year. You’ll know as soon as you lay eyes on the dark seeds and smell the nutty aroma, that these seeds are the real deal.
BB seeds can be a bit pricey, but the amazing quality makes it worth it. They last me twice as long, and they are always offering coupon codes for significant discounts. I personally enjoy buying in bulk, but they also have a 1/4 pound sample for $2 + shipping. These seeds are sold by Lone Goose Bakery, and I have provided a product link for the 2 lb package below:
ENGLISH POPPY SEED HARVEST: GUIDE
This is a guide updating people on the recent English Poppy Seed Harvest. It discusses current price levels and demand issues.
Check out my post discussing a simple Poppy Seed Tea Recipe
Increase in Prices
Anyone that has been purchasing unwashed poppy seeds over the past 6 months has noticed the recent price increases. The primary reason for the recent price increase was due to the delay of the English Poppy Seed Harvest.
English poppy Seed Harvest: Stock Issues
The delay in the English Poppy Seed Harvest caused many of the large brands to begin running out of stock. Some brands actually ran out of unwashed English Poppy Seeds. A few brands even chose to sell seeds sourced from other countries and label them as English seeds. It will not do any good for me to list the specific brands on this post because the issue has now been resolved.
English Poppy Seed Harvest Arrival
Luckily, the English Poppy Seed Harvest started coming in a few weeks ago. The large poppy seed brands began selling the new stock, and the quality has slowly risen. Unfortunately, the prices have not decreased to the normal pre-harvest levels. Some prices have gone down a bit, but they are nowhere near where they used to be. This has resulted in many people cutting back on their unwashed poppy seed purchased significantly. Hopefully the next harvest is on time and is larger than this year so prices can come back down. Until then, we are going to have to get used to the new price levels. At least we can still find quality unwashed seeds!
ENGLISH POPPY SEED HARVEST: SUMMARY
I hope that you leave this post feeling positive, and I also hope that you have learned a little bit about the English Poppy Seed Harvest along the way. Hopefully this late harvest will not be repeated in the future, but if it is, you will know what is happening. Feel free to message me with any questions regarding the English Poppy Seed Harvest.
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