The 2015 ginseng prices is a discussion and information page for diggers, growers, and dealers/buyers. Prices discussed on this page are from diggers and dealer/buyers- wholesale- NOT retail prices.
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I have a monthly inventory report for those who are interested in buying exceptional wild ginseng roots and leaves for personal consumption or gift-giving.
Check the comment section for more updates. Post the prices you’re seeing in your neck of the woods, note which state please.
This is intended to be a running report from readers of 2015 ginseng prices. I’ll update the AR info when I get feedback from our local buyer. You report what prices you’re seeing in other states or AR, then we can all have an idea of the market as it unfolds.
AR as of 11/20/15
Newton’s in Harrison is not buying dry or fresh.
last word from Mills on 10/24/15 is that he is still not buying dry, he’s not sure but doesn’t think any of the other local buyers are either. His contact with dry ginseng in Hong Kong can’t move it there and is not buying until he can. – Mills Ginseng, Harrison AR
IA as of 12/1-15
$575, northern IA – submitted by TL
IL as of 11/12/15
550.00 for dry in southeastern Illinois. – Boxcar Waddell
IN as of 9/18/15
I’m in central Indiana. ..as 9/18/15 we’re able to get $120 wet and $420 for the good dry …everyone is digging good…but Chinese aren’t looking for it…not promising for the higher prices – Dustin Norman
KY as of 11/13/15
Kisers in Grayson, KY is at $600 lb for top
MD as of 12/10/15
We’re paying $650 per pound now at Catoctin Mtn Botanicals in Jefferson, MD. – Steve Galloway
NC root prices as of 11/12/15
Prices in nc (Mitchell co) don Phillips were at 700$ and up for good nc mtn root as of 11/12/15.looks like it might have a chance at hitting 8 by thanksgiving.best prices I’ve seen this yr. – Bob Davidson
NY and VT as of 11/30/15
I’m currently paying an average of $900/lb. for dry roots. I mainly buy Vermont roots, but I get some eastern NY diggers as well. I still pay up to $1000/lb., but only for the highest quality roots. Size/shape/color/density are all very important characteristics, but to me, the most important is age. If you send me a pic of what you consider top-grade, I’d be happy to let you know if I’m interested at $1000/lb. They would also have to be certified by the state they were collected from (added by Madison – I think this means any state except VT). – John Jacobs 603-306-4675
OH as of 11/13/15
Zanesville, OH. Gillogly & Son is at $625 for top grade – Bob Davidson
VA as of 11/28/15
Wise County, $600/lb – Jacinda
WV as of 10/23/15
Got price today in Preston County WV $450 dry an $475 dry older roots 10/23/15 – WV Cat
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