Ginseng Rootlets

Our rootlets are priced reasonably, and provide an opportunity to avoid the treacherous first year in raising ginseng from seed, while simultaneously shortening time to harvest.

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We are now taking advance orders for 2 and 3 year old Select rootlets for fall 2018 planting.

Ginseng Rootlets

Ginseng rootlets from Emerald Castle Farms are an ideal way to get started growing ginseng. Rootlets are available in lower quantities and in varying age groups. The older the root the more robust and resilient it will likely be, and the better your chances for success. This is the reason older rootlets are often in higher demand for small personal production or woodland flower beds.

Our SELECT ginseng roots are grown in raised beds where they can be maintained better than they could be in the woods. Typically, the SELECT roots are larger than their woods grown counterparts, but still shy of the size and obvious characteristics of commercial farm raised rootlets. In my experience, SELECT roots properly transplanted into suitable ground will quickly take on a natural wild appearance and character -even in tilled beds as long as growth enhancers are not introduced.

I have had the best luck transplanting SELECT rootlets into the woods by using a long handle trowel commonly known as a trapper's trowel. I push the trowel into the ground at a very low angle creating a slice perhaps 6" long and 2" deep. I lift the soil gently so as not to create much disturbance, and then place the rootlet into the space being careful to lay the fine roots out flat. I then pull out the trowel and let the ground fall back covering the rootlet. The latest rootlets I transplanted this way are showing no signs of transplant shock and have more than doubled in size -some more than trippled!

This is a comparison of the 2 year old and 3 year old Select rootlets available for the 2018 fall planting season. Pictures were taken July 5th, on the same table at the same time. The size differences are accurate. Perhaps more importantly, the top growth of the plants show that many of the three year old plants are beginning to produce seed. This is a random sample of our available Select rootlets. They are grown very close together, but will do much better once they are transplanted and spread out a little.

1yr SELECT Rootlets

Very Limited Quantities of 1 year rootlets

25, 1yr SELECT Rootlets $39.95

50, 1yr SELECT Rootlets $69.95

100, 1yr SELECT Rootlets $129.95

2yr SELECT Rootlets

25, 2yr SELECT Rootlets $79.95

50, 2yr SELECT Rootlets $139.95

100, 2yr SELECT Rootlets $249.95

250, 2yr SELECT Rootlets $574.95 Ships FREE

3yr SELECT Rootlets

25, 3yr SELECT Rootlets $99.95

50, 3yr SELECT Rootlets $184.95

100, 3yr SELECT Rootlets $349.95

250, 3yr SELECT Rootlets $799.95 Ships FREE

Woods Grown Roots

These root are limited in availability. These roots are offered in two classes: under 10 years and over 10 years. These roots are the result of seed planted in the woods. The younger ones (4-5 year minimum age) are typically much smaller, but the older roots are not large either (most 11-14 years). These are woodsgrown that have been left to their own devices and as such appear very similar to wild roots. The minimum order is 10 roots.

10, 4-10 year Woodsgrown Roots $59.95

10, 10+ year Woodsgrown Roots $89.95

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