To all you guys/gals seeking prices, no matter what state,a red pick-up is still a red pick-up. Thanks to the\"wonderful\" TV show telling all of us that ginseng roots are easily worth $1000 bucks, green or dry, and you can even get paid for your bag or box, so bring a heavy box, and don't worry abouy cleaning or breaking the roots, the price can only go up.
Well, here is the real scoop. The harvest over the last 3 years has almost tripled. There is a large quanity of small, broken, and inferior roots from 2014, still unsold to the end user. On the other hand, the demand for seasonal, clean and un=damaged roots, is still very good. With that said, No one on this forum can tell you what your roots are worth, site unseen. I only post this, because I too, am a root digger, as well as a buyer. And I love all you diggers.
Just trying to inform. Best of luck, Terry
I agree oakhunter.I started digging in Illinois in 1982.Since then i moved to Missouri and dig in Missouri now.The root where i live and hunt now is smaller on average because of heavy clay soil and lack of nutrients and is less plentiful than when i lived in Illinois.Im not trying to be a crybaby but have always wondered why if the root is too small than why are buyers still buying it?Is the root less potent?Still has alot of neckscars,is clean,wild,and unbroken.Is this a buyers tool to run your sang down and try to buy it cheaper or is it because the chinese specifically only really want to buy extra large root.As long as its been dried proper and looks good ive never seen a buyer say no im not interested. oakhunter27 wrote:
Well if buyers woudent have bought the trash root off the people that think they will make a fortune off that trash root it it wouldn't be there to hold over
We'll brad you know what u mean the good days are gone my root will be left in the ground till m gone if u know what I mean the good days gone nothing but but novice diggers ruining something I've been working on bettering for 25 plus years and now getting punish ed for a select few idiots that think they will get rich off my hobby that I love and respect