I would say that a full 90% of the ginseng that I hunt here in east Tennessee doesn't have ripe berries by the August 15th start date. In fact, most of the berries aren't completely ripe until the first or second week in September. Green Berries will NOT grow as the seed hasn't fully matured inside the pod.
I agree. Since the berries fall off the plant and are planted that way naturally, it would seem that we should plant them the same way.
I think that removing the seed from the pulp may cause the seed to dry out. The seed is not removed from the pulp in nature.
In regards to green seeds, I don't know how true it is, but I have heard that if you dig the plant and afterwards you put the stem of the plant back into the soil that the green seeds on the plant may ripen as a result. I have no way to know if that is effective since I have never observed it, but I guess it couldn't hurt. I have done this on occasion of finding a plant with both red and green berries. I romove the red ones, plant them and then reinsert the stem deep into the soil.