and planted "Wild-Simulated" 10 years ago will be able to enjoy getting "wild" prices for your "wild-simulated" roots starting this year, as we predicted in 1998.
"With soaring prices for good quality American ginseng, the practice of digging out of season and over-harvesting has become an issue. Conservation officials and environmental groups are becoming increasingly concerned about this and may push for a ban on digging 'wild' ginseng. If this should happen, we feel that the 'wild-simulated' ginseng would be called upon to satisfy the market needs. Prices will approach the levels of true 'wild' ginseng. Properly grown 'wild-simulated' roots are indistinguishable from true 'wild' ginseng." From "How To Grow American Ginseng"
Wild Ginseng has been commercially harvested from our northeast hardwood forests since the early 1700's. Out of season wild-crafting and irresponsible digging of wild ginseng plants will undoubtedly force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to enact a total ban on future wild harvesting. We encourage all ginseng dealers and wildcrafters to develop a replanting program, thus relieving the pressure that has been put on the wild ginseng populations. Catskillginseng.com sponsors "replanting projects" each year to reputable non-profit Organizations, Colleges and Universities.
Rare Wild Ginseng Roots
This root is at least 132 years old. The neck is 11 inches long with tight growth scars and has been preserved in 100 proof grain alcohol. Harvested in the famous Catskill Mountains of New York State, the undisputed home of the world's oldest and most sought after wild ginseng.
!!! OLDEST GINSENG ROOT IN THE U.S. !!!
The wild root below shows 182 growth scars and has a 17" neck. There has never been another root found like this one. It is truly the most unique and oldest wild root ever to be found in America and is waiting for a new owner.
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