First off, I appologize about the 8 photos of one root, but I can't seem to get a shot that represents how MAMMOTH this growth neck is. It measures 1.25\" wide at the widest part of the NECK !!! There are cirles of scars that seem to be very symetrical and have 8 scars on each ring (mind you this ring is 1 1/4\" wide). Root weighs over 2 oz. Sections of the neck have been broken off atleast 2 times in it's life, but keeps growing back. All the nubbins of scars total over 100, but is quite possibly older than that. Your thoughts on the neck symetry? or on the age? I cannot stop glowing about this root, biggest neck I've ever seen, wait til I post more pics of this batch!!!
That's awesome Vt.!!! What a find. I think this is the fatest I've got. I didn't think to measure the neck cause the root was so big.
You making out ok? I'm getting there.I narrowed down a good spot to a smaller easy to hike area for tomorrow. Should be good. Are you finding many yellow plants yet. I ran into some shis week in drier areas. Good luck!
Geezum crow, look at the size of that root next to the banana !!! Both those are phenominal. Looks like we both are having an awesome year here in VT. I may have a buyer for green root, I'll send an email with details. Keep up the good work, you are one of the best diggers I know, that's why you get the best money for your roots
Vt, that pic was from a couple years ago. I think I showed you the pics before. I did have a few in that spot that were in the 10-15 yo range, so I'm leaving them for a few more years to see what happends to them. I seeded the area too.
Funny, it's on a west facing ledge, way at the top of the mountain. They are growing up out of some rock rubble, but there is some of that real soft black loam you can dig by hand. The plants were phenominal too............!
I might get lucky today. I'm going to a spot similar, where I found some beauties a couple days ago, not like those, but real good.