I am new to the Forum. I have been planting wild seed on my on my stepdads farm which is mountain woods and behind my house. I started bringing a few seeds back from my hunts over the previous years. I have been watching it and checking on it for the past few years now. I started about 8 or 9 years ago. My first seeds I planted is coming up now. I have seen about 8 group of Ginseng coming up. Their are several 2 prongs, one nice 3 prong some already producing berries. Thing is their several 3 leaf small ones. Some of the other seeds I have planted have not come up yet. Just wondering what the average time it takes the seed to produce a plant above the ground? Being some has come up then other previous years are showing yet. I am trying to post a picture, this was a picture from last year.
If you plant berries or (green seed) in the fall, it will not come up the next spring (in most cases), but will most likely come up the second spring.
There are exceptions to that, but as a general rule that is how it works.
There are some ginseng plants that produce red ripe berries very early (like June or early July) and I have seen video evidence that those that produce berries really early, will often germinate and produce 3 leafers the next spring.
I have also planted stratified seed in a bed, and saw the large majority of that come up the next spring, but then again in the next spring after that more come up. At times it can delay for a year or even two and then still germinate.
This some what random oddity in how it does this occasionally has probably helped it to survive for so long.
Well hopefully I will keep getting more patches coming up year after year. Not going to dig any of it saving it for my twin grandsons they are almost 2. I never could get my pictures to download. But the one under my name did. I took that picture last week then buried the seeds. Thanks for the info. Hopefully someday I will have a nice patch of Ginseng.