(09/03/2013)
West Virgina's ginseng season is open through Nov. 30.

Ginseng grows wild in all 55 counties, last year its roots sold for an average of $508 per pound.

Diggers say the plants are ready to harvest when their berries turn red, and plants must be at least five years old to be harvested. Plants with three or more prongs are old enough to be harvested.

State law requires that its seeds and berries be replanted in the spot where it was harvested.

All roots must be sold to a registered dealer by March 31.


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