Bumper crops of mistletoe and out-of-season raspberries are the result of what is expected to be Britain's warmest year.
But in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire – renowned for its mistletoe auctions – the unusually temperate weather has led to a slump in prices.
Traditionally the festive foliage fetches wholesale prices of up to #1.50 per pound but due to this year's berry-heavy harvest, traders are being forced to slash their prices by at least 50 per cent.
Next Tuesday, florists and traders will flock to the season's biggest auction of mistletoe in the Worcestershire market town where auctioneer Nick Champion expects up to 13,000 lots of holly and mistletoe will be sold – nearly twice last year's tally of 7,000.
Stock prices were "much healthier" in December 2005 after a series of sharp frosts led to shortages, and millions of fake plastic berries had to be imported from southern China instead.
Mr Champion said: "This year both holly and mistletoe are extremely well berried, as a result of the warmer weather, which means supply could outstrip demand, which is why prices have fallen so drastically.
"Traders are only able to fetch wholesale prices of between 50p and 75p per pound, which means profits have also been halved.
"We do need some warm weather in November as we need some berries on the mistletoe but it's a fine line between too much and too little.
"We've had about 40 tonnes to shift, compared to 30 tonnes we usually get at each auction, and at these prices I don't think many farmers will bother picking their crops this year."
Another sign that autumn is still lingering, despite Christmas being around the corner, is the prolonged fruit harvest in England.
At Brockbushes Farm, in Stocksfield, Northumberland, some of the last remaining raspberries were picked as weather experts claimed only a severe cold snap would prevent 2006 becoming the warmest year on record in Britain.
The previous autumn record of 11.8C (53F) set in 1730 will be easily broken, according to weather historian Philip Eden. Mr Eden said: "Although this month began with a week of cold and frosty weather, temperatures have once again risen well above the seasonal average during the last three weeks.
"It is predicted that the last few days of the month will be exceptionally mild, with readings of between 14C (57F)and 16C (61F) occurring widely."
He added that December would have to be more than 1?C colder than average to prevent the record being broken.
The previous warmest year came in 1990 when the average temperature was 10.67C (51F).
Predictions have been made from figures compiled between September and November, which reveal Central England Temperatures (CET) were between 1C and 2.9C above autumn's CET of 12.5C (54F).
The Central England Temperature series is an internally consistent composite temperature record representative of the English Midlands compiled by the eminent climatologist Professor Gordon Manley.
Mr Eden added that much of this autumn's warmth could be explained by the persistence of southerly and south-westerly winds, drawing air from sub-tropical latitudes.