My name is Junnie. I'm korean. so...my english is poor..
Please understand me..
I want to buy ginseng...
can I see you guys ginseng picture?
And I'd like to know the prices too.
I'm looking for fresh wild ginseng. not white ginseng.
anyway can you send to me email?
thank you. have a niceday.
Fresh Wild Ginseng in the States has all died for the season.The tops die out and then you can not find wild ginseng to buy.All you will be able to buy is dry ginseng.
Unless you find ginseng that has been frozen or that has been refridgerated for about 6 weeks or longer but as far as fresh dug fresh wild ginseng it is not and will not be available untill next season.
Unless some one had a seed bed that they would be willing to dig up to sell you and that is highly doubghtful.
I have just established my first seed producing bed this fall and have transplanted 44 real nice old large ginseng roots to it (all nice 3 and 4 prong plants).
They are not for sale at any price.
But I am interested in what Korean buyers like you might be willing to pay for nice old fresh wild ginseng roots (when out of season) like this.
As Billy said - right now you are not going to find any fresh root because the tops died back several weeks ago now and any roots that were harvested have been dried, and I expect most of the dry root has been sold already.
We sold a couple weeks ago for 700.00/lb on our dry roots.
One reason I am asking you about the price you would be willing to give for nice fresh roots out of sesaon is that over the next few years I may be establishing more and more seed producing beds and will have some nice roots that could be located in those beds and harvested fresh (long after the top is gone).
In some years when the ginseng price is not very high (in the future) I may transplant many good roots to a seed bed and store them there and either just collect seed for planting the next fall, or if the price is right could harvest a few of those nice old wild roots fresh (during the winter months) - that is if the price is right.
Just to give you a sample of what our seng looks like - here is a picture of a nice wild ginseng root that was harvested this year.
This one weighed 1.5 oz green. It was growing wild on a bluff over looking a creek and was in mineral rich soil with high calcium content. The plant was very healthy looking and the root had lots of root hairs.
I am not buying right now the price has droped to low here and the diggers that didnt sell are stuck with taking 100 dollors or less for there seng than what they could have got if they had sold when it was at the 700 area and the 2 dealers that I was buying and reselling to quit taking seng because they can not get what they wanted or want for it by the drum so if i bought now i would have to hold it.As you know my favorite market is fresh ginseng,,,I only buy dry when i can move it I do not hold on to it,except I do hold a few pounds for other reasons.
I was told that the price could raise in a few weeks and if they sold a few drums then they would go back up,but on that I am not sure.