The average weight of each ginseng root must be from 3 – 7 plus grams, and each pound of ginseng should contain about 100 to 150 roots
The average weight of each green ginseng root must be from 3 – 12 plus grams, and each pound of ginseng should contain about 60 to 85 roots
The average weight of each green ginseng root must be from 5 – 15 plus grams, and each pound of ginseng should contain about 50 to 70 roots
The average weight of each green ginseng root must be 12 – 45 grams or higher, and each pound of ginseng should contain about 10 to 40 roots.
The average weight of each green ginseng root must be from 30 to 50 plus grams, and each pound of ginseng should contain about 10 to 15 roots.
The average harvesting time is September through October; however, State governments mandate specific dates and requirements. Please check with your own State before harvesting.
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Below describes how to tell the quality of wild ginseng, increase its value, and stay at the top place in the world’s best ginseng market. Proper harvesting, storage, cleaning, drying, handling techniques are essential in maintaining the medical and commercial value of wild ginseng, and how to distinguish wild vs. woods-grown ginseng.
Get it out as a COMPLETE whole piece when digging— This is key in maintaining the medical effectiveness, and therefore, the commercial value.
All parts of the wild ginseng plant are valuable medicine. These include the stem, and even the leaves or green branches.
Do not lay them all together as a pile – After removing those yellowish leave and impurities, scattered them loosely in a ventilated place to let it dry.
Note: The stem and leaves can also be sold at 5-10% of the whole ginseng price . When wild ginseng has a neck more than 3 inches and 100% bulby roots, there will be a 10-30% price increase . (see the picture )
There are live sprouts (over-wintering sprouts) on the neck of freshly harvested wild ginseng. There are wrinkles on the surface of the root, also some black dirt marks around the neck and wrinkles. We can tell the age of it by its wrinkles and the neck. The longer the neck, the more the wrinkle circles, the higher the price.
Proper storage of wild ginseng is so important that it can keep its active ingredients, and increase its market value.
Do not wash after digging. Shake off some covered dirt, place them in a plastic box as the picture shown. A good method of keeping the ginseng fresh is to use green moss. Put a layer of green moss at the bottom of the container, with the green facing up. Lay the ginseng on top of green moss. And put another layer of green moss, with the green facing down on top of the ginseng. Close the lid immediately. Then, place the box inside a cooler that is set to 35°F – 38°F.