when was this found? I did some research and came across a story of a maryland man who found one in 2007. I guess it is possible, but would be very very unlikely to ever find a root this big. I would say it is wild. I just hope he finds the right person to sell it to. The asians would pay thousands for a root like that. I wonder what the top looked like..
To me it looks like it has some wild and some cultivated characteristics to it.
I started my seed bed in 2010 and put some nice wild roots in there.... 4 years later I transplanted some of those from the top of the bed (where they were not doing well) to a location lower on the hill. They had basically doubled in size in just a few years.. since they were planted in cultivated nice soft dirt.
That root looks somewhat like that to me. Just the way the fine roots all come off at the lower end, and are sort of swirley there...
I would sure have liked to seen that top. I can only imagine... !
Wow, What ever it is it sure is cool. I read the article. They said the top gave no clue to what was below. I would have thought the top would have been a monster too.
Wish I had a few of those seeds from that genetic freak. lol