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2024 Ginseng Prices & Nursery Update

It’s always a question I’m begin getting even before the plants are unfurled for the year … what are the 2024 ginseng prices going to be? However, there won’t be any information on how much diggers can sell their roots for until the buying season begins. Digging season opens September 1, and buyers start buying fresh roots at that point. They don’t buy dried until mid-September, though. Why? Because if a root was dug on the first, it can’t possibly be dried until later. Someone selling dried roots at season’s open is a poacher.

Price Speculation

It’s interesting to hear the speculations about prices, though. If you hear any, or have information on events and situations that might affect the market this year, please drop a comment.

As I see posts from buyers, I’ll add them to this page.

In Arkansas, the digging season begins September 1. This is a forum for diggers and dealers to ask questions and communicate with each other. It’s a meeting space for those in the industry to share information with all of us about the markets and prices across the ginseng-growing regions.

Note: The prices you see discussed here are NOT the prices you should expect if you are buying ginseng for personal consumption. These are the wholesale prices that dealers give to diggers.

Diggers, please share what prices you’ve found in your part of the country or post a comment to find a dealer. Just mention your county/state, not your exact location.

Dealers, if you’d like to comment with your contact information so diggers can find you, please do. If you ship internationally and sell retail, that’s good information to list as well.

We’re all anxiously waiting to see what this year’s market will do. Speculations, rumors, and hearsay are great for discussing but everyone should DYOR (do your own research) and verify before taking any small talk to heart.

Please join in the conversations. Comments are open!

Nursery Update

Last year I didn’t get to purchase seeds, so the only 1rst year seedlings I’ll have potted this spring are the ones that came up from mature plants and dormant seeds from years gone by. I should have some 2nd and 3rd year plants ready to pick up in pots by mid-May. Until I get a count on how many I have, I won’t update my shop page. But if you know you’ll want some, email me to reserve them: .

2020 Ginseng Digging Season is here.

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