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The Life cycle of Ginseng

 


Here is another great video that Bob Beyfuss and eXtension.org have but together. Below the video I highlighted some key points again.

Here is Bob's Video


 

  • Only if conditions are right will Ginseng become Reproductive
  • Ginseng grown in beds can produce seeds as early as the second year but it typically takes Wild Simulated or Wild Ginseng 6 - 7 years given proper conditions.
  • Ginseng Seeds go through an 18 Month Dormancy process from Berry to Sprout
  • Only 2 - 3% of Wild Ginseng Seeds left unattended will survive. Proper stewardship can help raise this to around 85%
  • Catskill Wild Ginseng is considered the most valuable Ginseng in North America

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