Ginseng, American (Panax quinquefolius) seeds [INTL NO]

(6 customer reviews)

$14.95$240.00

We will be selling fresh ginseng seed again starting September 2020.

Family: Ginseng (Araliaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

Herbaceous perennial forest dweller native to Eastern North America.  Traditional usage (TWM, Native American): stomach upset, lack of energy.  A classic adaptogen.  Cultivation:  The best advice is simple advice.  Find a shady area on your land (forest or shade garden) where there is good drainage, scrape the leaf mulch away, plant the seeds singly 6 inches apart and 1 inch deep, and cover back up with leaf mulch.  This should be done with this STRATIFIED SEED that we offer, from August through December.  The seed we offer has been stratified for an entire year.  You plant this seed in the fall and it will come up in the spring, pretty much without fail.  We highly recommend this seed and encourage you to purchase it in good time and plant as soon as possible after receipt.  More questions?  E-mail us or read the “ginseng” chapter in our book “growing at-risk.”

Open Pollinated 10 g packet of seeds (Fresh, undried, stratified seed delivered moist.  Sow immediately upon receipt.)

There are about 120 seeds in a 10 g packet.

100g contains appx. 1200 seeds.

1 pound contains appx 5,400 seeds.

Note:  Ginseng seed not available internationally, due to CITES regulations.

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  1. Question

    Gwyn (verified owner)

    Thank you so much for these seeds! I planted them immediately (October) and it rained a lot that night- do I need to water them again? Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Gwyn,
      No, they will now be settled in and won’t need watering again until after germination in the spring.
      r

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  2. Alaina Wilkins (KY)

    Planted with love!

    Alaina Wilkins (KY) (verified owner)

    I am grateful to be able to contribute to the conservation of this invaluable plant. I humbly appreciate the care involved with making this seed available.Thank you for all that you do!.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      our pleasure!

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    • Gwyn (verified owner)

      Thank you so much for these seeds- there are so many in the packet! I planted them all under an old sugar maple tree. It is not exactly a prepared bed…I dug and loosened the soil a bit before planting…I hope the soil is deep enough.

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    Nancy

    I’m interested in your American Ginseng. I see you have seeds for sale but do you ever have roots?
    Thx

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      Diana

      Diana

      Hi Nancy,
      I don’t sell rootlets for planting because people normally have terrible luck with them–they tend to rot–I find that the best way to get ginseng going is to plant it from seed.
      Richo

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    Ann

    Seed quality

    Ann (verified owner)

    I received beautiful looking, stratified seed this fall and planted them shortly after they arrived. I am very excited to report the seedlings have begun to emerge and I couldn’t be more thrilled -thank you for producing such high quality seed – that can be hard to find with certain species!

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  5. Question

    Benno Rothschild

    Hi there,

    I am very interested in growing ginseng. From what I read, it sounds like I could preorder this to ensure availability come September but I am not seeing this option. Have you stopped taking new orders already? 🤞 thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Benno. We open up purchasing on stratified ginseng seed with our fall catalogue in September. Delivery follows soon thereafter. richo

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    Laura

    Can you let me know when American Ginseng will be in stock again?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Yes, American Ginseng seed will be in stock starting in September. Availability occurs at the same time as the planting cycle–one plants this stratified seed (it has been buried for a year) in the late summer to early winter for emergence in the spring. I have seen people purchase and plant ginseng at other times of the year and the results were zero.

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  7. Question

    Stacie

    Hi, how is this herb in comparison to Eleuthero/Siberian Ginseng or Red ginseng/Panax ginseng?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Stacie, In the USA Panax quinquefolium is the standard by which other “ginsengs” are judged. It is very well-studied and respected. Richo

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    Brenda Renc

    Can you let me know when you have ginseng seeds available

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    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      These will be available starting September of 2018

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    • Fatima

      Hello and God bless you for all the hard MAGICAL work you are doing. Do we need to pay in advance to order Ginseng seeds or do you keep us posted ?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      We’ll keep you posted, it makes little sense to sell or distribute ginseng seeds until they are ready starting in September and on until November or so. r

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