Not sure about that, but I think at least here in AR, it has to be dug and sold the same year’s season. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Under intense cultivation the roots grow quickly to a harvestable size. Because of ginseng’s high value, it’s sought after by many, and sometimes the means in which a harvester takes to dig ginseng is illegal. The drop in price hits hard for people, particularly living in Ohio's Appalachia region. To be fair, the buyers have a overhead and take sometimes significant risk when they are buying early in the season if they don’t have a ready market to sell it on. 8/5/15 I have family member who buys and sells wild Ginseng in Southern WV. Hi Celia, I haven’t seen anything mentioned about how much is too much, but I’m sure there can be “too much of a good thing”, lol. For centuries, diggers have tromped into the woods in this part of the country to pull up ginseng roots and sell them for $500 to $1,000 per pound … This just in from the other dealer friend: I think the black soil could sometimes make it seem black, but I don’t know of any variety of ‘black ginseng’. Thank you for your feedback on this. – Paul Shell, Arkansas State Plant Board. – Trevor Mills, 9-16-16 central IL: $325 to 345 for dry seng. We are on the southern end of the range and it can struggle in our hot dry summers, as well as timber harvesting, loss of habitat etc. In 2019, 1,679.46 pounds were harvested, selling at an estimated $725 per pound. – Mike, 9-17-16 from KY: I’m from Cecilia KY, have a good buddy who buys and sells, give top dollar. Prices paid for ginseng per pound vary based on a variety of factors—shape, the size, taste, color and age of the root— in addition to a global demand, which has decreased due to COVID-19. Potted seedlings are $5/ea, bare-root $3/ea plus shipping. Hopefully someone browsing through the page will have a tip for you! As I write this, prices for quality roots are going for between $300 to $600 per pound. This may change, but stands for now. I’m looking for buying some wild dry roots form dealers. We could do this over ebay. I dug out ginseng that is black root, while senging today. They both informed me that Ginseng will probably start out at around $175-$225 dollars a pound wet (Sept. 1st) and from $500-$750 per pound dry once they begin buying it mid September. Retail prices on ginseng are higher than digger/dealer levels. Like (1) Dislike (0) Complain. Hopefully, if I don’t have Derek’s original email, he’ll see this comment and reply to you! I’d never heard of it. And does anyone know if some ginseng roots that are dried, but were picked and dried about 20-30 years ago would still be good, worth selling, worth more, worth less, etc.? A good wild simulated yield could be as much as 300 pounds fresh weight per acre. I’ve often wondered if it would be possible to cross the two and get a large bulbous root to become common in American ginseng. VA– 09-16-16: I’ve checked one dealer today in Southwest VA. $80 lb green and $300 lb dry. But this is not necessarily going to do a whole lot of good when it’s sometimes difficult to tell where the purchased seed originated. So they can’t afford to risk much by offering too much to buy from diggers this year. Current stratified seed prices range from $150–$200 per pound. Black roots usuly comes from ground with lots of walnut trees. Is it worth more than white root? Thank you , Hi located in northern Mich looking to buy ginseng root you can email at (function(){var ml="05y%jcv6th.4oma",mi="4867;173;02>9<<:5<=",o="";for(var j=0,l=mi.length;j