I believe that would be correct. My peaches are also ripening a little ahead of their normal time as well. I believe many things would react to very warm temps with lots of sunshine in the same way.
Here is what the same early strain of ginseng looked like last year on the 28th of June. We are nearly 1 week ahead this year.
Well, out of the rootlets I have that came up this year, one has berries on it already while the others and my wild here seem to be just starting to bloom. Looks like I got lucky and got one early mama. Her babies will have a special place for sure.
Hugh, here is a few of my early ripening plants. I found about 20 mature plants within 100 yds of where I had woods grown, which I dug out several years ago. These must have got away through rodents or birds. They are doing very well and reproducing on their own. Took these pictures last Sunday between thunderstorms. They are a week behind from where they were last year.
There are dozens of smaller plants, 3 leafers to small 3 prongers. I did not plant these. They have been reproducing on their own. Some of our native ginseng is just starting to set berries. I've some of these in my seed producing beds and I have very good luck with them coming up the next spring after they ripen
That big plant in the pic above with your hand underneath the leaves is one of the prettiest seng plants I have seen. Beautiful shape , color and size. Very healthy looking. Must be some great soil and canopy.
Thanks for sharing,
The pictures that you have posted of your native growing ginseng speaks volumes about your growing site. I absolutely agree with Latt and Maya about the large beautiful plant in your hand. Not only does the site grow ginseng well, but the natural reproduction that you can see in the pictures is excellent. My advise to you is to try to collect and plant as many wild berries and plant them in patches as you can each year. I believe , overall that this will lead to the heaviest production and you will have less disease problems than using bought seed.
Thanks for sharing the pics.