Ginseng, American (Panax quinquefolius) seeds [INTL NO]
$14.95 – $240.00
We have enabled purchasing of new crop stratified ginseng seed. As of the second week of August we actually have ginseng seed in stock, so will be shipping early orders before the usual early September shipping date. If you are not yet ready to plant your ginseng, you can keep it in the refrigerator. Put a small piece of paper towel moistened with a few drops of water in with the seeds, and air them out every couple of days until you are ready to plant.
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.