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Old 11-17-2007, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I did, though they have not.

From what I have read they wait two years [or more] to sprout.

I do not recall the exact process, of what the book said.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I have been advised not to overly publish where I have planted ginseng, and not to include it onto our farm logo; as that might draw poachers.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter, Wis
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I happen to live about 10 miles from the "Ginseng Capital of The World" which is Marathon City, WI. There is an interesting article at www.americanprofile.com/article/1092 (broken link) (then click on Marathon City, WI - American Profile). Article states the area produces 1 million #'s of ginseng annually which is 90% of US production. From what I hear the number of growers here has diminished over the past few years because instead of $40 a lb they are now getting around $20 and a lot of Asian growers are wrongfully labeling their ginseng "Wisconsin Ginseng" thus cutting into Wisconsin's market. The only ginseng I've consumed was in liquid form - tasted kinda like Root Beer to me.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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Not illegal, just discouraged.





Certifying Harvested Ginseng For Sale

When ready for export the Department weighs the harvested cultivated ginseng and issues an origin certificate.
  • The origin certificate must accompany the shipment to its final sale.
  • The state only certifies cultivated ginseng and does not certify wild harvested ginseng.
  • Harvest of wild ginseng is discouraged because naturally occuring populations in Maine are not large or vigorous enough to sustain harvesting.


www.me.gov
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Has anyone ever spotted wild ginseng growing in Maine? I know it exists, but I've never seen any.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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Per maine.gov. there are only 2 or 3 sites listed since 1985 and I'm sure they are the same ones for that period.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Has anyone ever spotted wild ginseng growing in Maine? I know it exists, but I've never seen any.
We have a friend who traps on our land. He also forages chantrelles and gives us a share. He has given me ginseng that he harvested from my land [though he does not want to share the actual site where he is finding this stuff].
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