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TOPIC: Harvesting Mayapple

Harvesting Mayapple 7 months 3 weeks ago #39843

To anyone with experience. What way is the fastest way to harvest Mayapple root? Never really tried it. I know the roots are pretty shallow. Pitch fork type of tool maybe? Can it just be pulled up by the top? Any ideas would be great.

Thanks,

mhowa

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Re:Harvesting Mayapple 7 months 3 weeks ago #39844

I guess a pitch fork would work. Is it selling for enough money to make it worth your time?
Latt

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Re:Harvesting Mayapple 7 months 2 weeks ago #39846

We dug some last week with Potato forks. Works better then Picks.

We sell to several Doctors that use fresh roots and Herbs

WindyPines

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Re:Harvesting Mayapple 7 months 2 weeks ago #39852

I really don't know if it's worth the time or not. Probably would have to dig 25LBs or more(dry) a day to be really worth it. I don't know if that amount is reasonable or not. If there is a easy/quick way to get it out the ground then maybe it would be worth it.

mhowa

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