Last year, Czechs collected 6 billion crowns worth of mushrooms
In 2011, Czechs collected a staggering 46,300 tonnes of mushrooms from Czech forests, or 11 kilogrammes for every household. The data was revealed via a government report conducted by the country’s forestry service and suggests volatility in the mushroom bounty across the years, highly dependant on the weather. The ultimate bumper yield was in 1995, when Czechs collected 58,500 tonnes. Additionally, Czechs collected 8,900 tonnes of blueberries, 2,100 tonnes of raspberries and 2,300 tonnes of blackberries last year.