Ginseng plants are perennial herbs that are harvested for their taproot which is used for cooking and medicinal purposes. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) grows in cooler climates in North America, including New York State. Ginseng has been associated with some of the world’s most ancient healing traditions. Wild ginseng grows naturally in mountains where a plant can take years to reach maturity. Cultivated ginseng is grown under shaded coverings to keep the plants cool and mimic the wooded environment of its wild counterpart.
Join Bob Beyfuss, a retired CCE employee, in an informative discussion about this plant that can be found or cultivated in the Hudson Valley.
Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas
Guest: Bob Beyfuss
Production Support: Linda Aydlett and Teresa Golden
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Last updated November 10, 2022