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Is it legal to grow ginseng in New York?

Asked by: Demelsa Taipe

asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th February, 2020

Is it legal to grow ginseng in New York?

The legal season for harvesting wild ginseng in New York state is underway, running through Nov. 30 after a Sept. 1 start date. According to Jason Denham, who oversees ginseng harvesting for the Department of Environmental Conservation, this year’s wild foraged harvest should total several hundred pounds.

Keeping this in view, does ginseng grow in New York state?

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is a native perennial plant and an important forest crop. It grows on well drained, rich soils under northern hardwoods. Much of New York State has the potential for growing ginseng, and it can be an important source of income for many New Yorkers.

Also, is ginseng illegal to harvest? It is illegal to harvest American ginseng roots on most State lands and all National Park Service land. Some U.S. Forest Service National Forests issue harvest permits for wild ginseng while other National Forests prohibit the harvest of ginseng.

Furthermore, what states allow you to grow ginseng?

There are 19 states that allow harvesting of wild ginseng for export: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Can you grow American ginseng?

Ginseng can also be grown successfully indoors using containers with drainage reservoirs placed out of direct sunlight. Seeds are to be sown in the fall at a depth of about 1 ½ inches, while roots should be planted under 3 inches of soil and do best when planted in early spring.

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