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#2727722 - 09/11/11 09:34 PM For All You Genseng Hunters
pappy t Offline
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Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 19
Loc: western ky
Thought you all would like to see this. My father-in-law found this monster 'sang yesterday. It weighed 1.04 lbs. green weight. He said it had 14-4 prong plants growing out of it. We counted 11 different roots sprouting off the main beam.
We used a dollar bill for reference not what he would take for it!

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Some of the other 'sang he found around the big one.


All of it he found on the same hillside.


My father-in-law with 2 of the bigger roots of the bunch.

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#2727758 - 09/11/11 09:57 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
K9Wolfer Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 856
Loc: Missouri
You better hang on to that rare one
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#2727842 - 09/11/11 10:58 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5844
Loc: evansville Indiana age67
A fella I dig seng with found a plant that had 12 4 prong tops comming out of it. been about 15 years ago. The root was big , but didn't weigh much. It was real corky.

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#2729005 - 09/12/11 08:52 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
redfoxtrap2008 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 158
Loc: kentucky
gee man i got so much work to do im trying to stay outta the sang woods and you go and show me that thing.lol ,seriously nice root,good to see, thanks for sharing

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#2733367 - 09/15/11 02:43 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
Dillrod Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 904
Loc: S/W Mich.
As I have never dug Seng. Illegal around here. Don't really know for sure what it looks like.
So now I have a question.
You guys are talking 4 prongers coming out of them ??
Can you help me understand this term.
Thx for the education your gonna give me.
Maybe a photo?


Edited by Dillrod (09/15/11 02:43 PM)
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#2733487 - 09/15/11 03:56 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
K9Wolfer Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 856
Loc: Missouri
here are three 3 prongers

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#2733503 - 09/15/11 04:03 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
K9Wolfer Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 856
Loc: Missouri
4 prong

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#2734471 - 09/16/11 09:25 AM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
Dillrod Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 904
Loc: S/W Mich.
OK thx , makes sense now.
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#2734551 - 09/16/11 11:21 AM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5844
Loc: evansville Indiana age67
Good info Mr. K9Wolfer.

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#2734586 - 09/16/11 11:56 AM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
ohbuyer II Offline



Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 202
Loc: Ohio
5 prong

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#2735001 - 09/16/11 06:28 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5844
Loc: evansville Indiana age67
Great plant Tim. Not a lot of those around. I have seen a six pronger but not many.

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#2735199 - 09/16/11 09:35 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
Dave Plueger Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 2467
Loc: Iowa (where the tall corn grow...
Thats a GIANT root pappy! Biggest I've ever dug was just a little over 5 oz. Nice find!

ohbuyer, thats one pretty 5. Used to dig a couple every season but haven't dug a 5 in 2 or 3 years now. (nice 3 in the back ground)

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#2735537 - 09/17/11 09:26 AM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
blackhammer Offline
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Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 678
Loc: sseMinnesota
Wow that is an awesome root.Thanks for sharing!
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#2758889 - 10/02/11 08:00 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
pappy t Offline
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Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 19
Loc: western ky
My father in law put this big root on e-bay for a while. Bidding just ended. He was offered $580.00 but didn't meet his reserve price. I guess to the root buyer it goes.

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#2760042 - 10/03/11 03:33 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5844
Loc: evansville Indiana age67
So did he sell the root for 580? That would be a heck of a single root price, matter of fact, it would be a super fantastic price for a root.

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#2760316 - 10/03/11 06:31 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
pappy t Offline
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Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 19
Loc: western ky
No, Don, he didn't sell. Thought it is worth more than that.

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#2761007 - 10/03/11 11:39 PM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5844
Loc: evansville Indiana age67
Originally Posted By: pappy t
No, Don, he didn't sell. Thought it is worth more than that.
HE HE,

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#2761121 - 10/04/11 04:40 AM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: don Wolf]
barbwire Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 2395
Loc: eastern WV
That root dry will weight 1/3lb maybe more right?
I'm pretty sure the root buyer wont come close to what he was offered on eBay

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#2761445 - 10/04/11 10:32 AM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: barbwire]
pappy t Offline
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Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 19
Loc: western ky
Originally Posted By: barbwire
That root dry will weight 1/3lb maybe more right?
I'm pretty sure the root buyer wont come close to what he was offered on eBay



Couldn't agree more. He didn't ask advice, I didn't give any. Maybe he wanted more $ for the sentimental value of it. cry

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#2761562 - 10/04/11 11:49 AM Re: For All You Genseng Hunters [Re: pappy t]
blackhammer Offline
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Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 678
Loc: sseMinnesota
It would be hard to part with a trophy like that!
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