Thanks for the good comments guys.
LJ - I have not heard that, but did notice that one nice ball root had what looked like a bite taken out of it. Gives it some character.
I may keep that one and eat it my self.
I leave my seng on the screens until ready to sell, then carefully look over all them and pick out 20 or so nice ball roots with 20 years or more on them. Try to pick out the smaller older roots. I like those and it does not take much from my weight to keep those.
I will be happy to get a pound of dry... by my calculations I should have 12-13 oz now when it drys.
I was showing a pic of my large root (that big 4 prong) to a guy in my sunday school class this sunday morning... and another guy said hey I have a big farm down on the creek and I always wanted to learn how to find ginseng. Guess where I will be hunting this saturday evening ???
Worked out a 50/50 split deal with him and by the way he describes his property he has some nice woods with good timber, down on the creek, with slick rock feeder branches and some north facing hillsides.
I have that place and 3-4 more yet to hit this year so hopefully I will get that pound dry and a little more.