ginseng prices

Manchester, KY

#186 Nov 13, 2008
To Tazebell, 90% of wild ginseng is shipped to Asia( beliefs & practices ). Cultivated seng is what you see in products.

Since: Feb 08

North Tazewell, VA

#187 Nov 13, 2008
Wonder what they make on it at their end. Much more than the $300/# I bet.

Think there will be a shortage of ginseng in the foreseeable future with continued practices of logging, clearing, mountain top mining? There's not much residential building or commercial developments going on here. Are you in Kentucky? Is the supply there affected by clearing, environmental damage?

What you are looking for is the root, yes? You dig it up? What is above ground is just leaves that die back in winter? How does it spread - underground tubers? Sorry I realize I should google it, but I like to listen to people tell me there first hand experience.

illinois hunter

Gillespie, IL

#188 Nov 14, 2008

The first thing to find is the top, then dig about 6 inches away from the stem that comes out of the ground.
It spreads from the seeds that is on top/center of the leaves.
If you want to see some real good pictures go to and .

Since: Feb 08

North Tazewell, VA

#189 Nov 14, 2008
illinois hunter wrote:
The first thing to find is the top, then dig about 6 inches away from the stem that comes out of the ground.
It spreads from the seeds that is on top/center of the leaves.
If you want to see some real good pictures go to and .
Thanks Illinois hunter! The wildgrown site is very informative. Now, I have to get my eyes open and see if I can find some come spring. Have you ever thought of doing that "grow your own" like that site talks about?

Saint Libory, IL

#190 Nov 15, 2008
Does anyone know the exact price per pound they are paying for ginseng in Southern Illinois?
illinois hunter

Gillespie, IL

#191 Nov 15, 2008
Don't get caught digging before season. A couple guys got caught here close to me and they got into big dodo. Season opens here in Illinois in Sept to last day in Oct.

Yes get seed ordered and plant about 2oz a year in a woods my aunt lives in every year. The main thing is find a woods no one knows it is there or plant in a woods you know the people and work out a deal with them - they let you plant they watch it and you split. That is what my aunt and I do. You can go 60/40 or 70/30. I like 50/50 because they own the woods and it is my aunt.

I called 4 buyers today. Will list what they was paying about 2 weeks ago to what they are paying now
1] was 200 now 260
2] was not buying now 250
3] was not buying now 280
4] was not buying now 300

Also stone if you go to the link above , then about 1/2 way down you will see where it says dealers and click on see more then click on Illinois and it will show buyers. Then start to call the ones close to you.

Saint Libory, IL

#192 Nov 17, 2008
thank you illinois hunter. You have been very helpful.

Waynesboro, VA

#193 Nov 17, 2008
Last time I checked, still not buying (ginseng) here in Southwest Virginia?

Chicago, IL

#194 Nov 17, 2008

Willis, TX

#195 Nov 17, 2008
How long can you hold on to ginseng in West Virginia before you have sell it the next year?

Willis, TX

#196 Nov 17, 2008
Nevermind, I found it on it's March 31st.

Willis, TX

#197 Nov 20, 2008
How much is ginseng now? Also, does anyone have any contacts to chinese buyers?
illinois hunter

Gillespie, IL

#198 Nov 20, 2008
I did a search on google about what you are asking but never found what I wanted. Now if you go to the dealers here in Illinois, at wild grown you will see one called china express. I have never called them but you might try. They may have the right paper work to come to you to buy yours or buy all yours and everyone you know. I don't know about your law about going over state line to sell, here we can't. Let me know what you find out.

Charleston, WV

#199 Nov 24, 2008
well ive done good this year.I have found it every where havent sold any yet but here in martin co ky. i heard its at 300.
kin folk

Columbia, KY

#200 Nov 26, 2008
what is the county seat of martin co ky?
seng patch

Columbia, KY

#201 Nov 26, 2008
I talked to a buyer in russell co. ky. He said the asian markets are not buying right now. Thats why everybody's having to hold on to their seng. Said the market should open up soon.
illinois sanger

Fort Dodge, IA

#202 Nov 26, 2008
i have called china express and they do buy the want green root tho mostly but i havent called in a bit ill look around for the numbe
2 days ago it was 1 buy 280 i sold alittle 2 and another was payin 300lb so its bgoin up. i hear early december
D Boon

Richmond, KY

#203 Nov 27, 2008
Most I ever got was 1 old hen for a sack full

Jefferson City, TN

#205 Nov 28, 2008

Lafayette, TN

#206 Nov 28, 2008
I checked with my buyer today in whitleyville tn. and he is not even buying right now. He is waiting on approval from his buyers as I understood him. He was hoping maybe in a few days but said it could be a couple months.

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