Even a seed from the same root couldn¡¯t
grow into Korean Ginseng if not in Korea
Ginseng is a plant particular about soil, influenced much by soil
and topographical condition.
Korea, the home of Korean Ginseng, is located in 36 to 38 latitude
of Korean Peninsular with
oceanic climate most suitable for ginseng cultivation.
¡°That¡¯s the reason why the same Korean Ginseng planted in other countries
completely different ginseng.¡± The question also answers why besides
Dr. Mok Sung-kyun,
who has studied the superiority of Korean Ginseng over last 20 years,
many ginseng farmers
and specialists in this field take pride in cultivation of Korean
Ginseng and regard their job as
a calling. Nevertheless, not all Korean land is suitable for ginseng
Within Korea, an area with most suitable soil, topography and climate
is selected first, and the
cultivation relies only on the traditional intensive method, compared
to extensive methods in
America and China.
¡°Though, there are some parts introducing mechanical scientific farming,
we still maintain the
traditional farming method as our ancestors did. It¡¯s another feature
of Korean Ginseng that
farmers elaborate for ginseng together with soil and topography, which
Ginseng distinct from any other ginseng in the world.¡±
The core of ginseng cultivation is to raise a big root with well-balanced
parts. Korea tries to
keep up the high quality of the world-renowned Korean Ginseng in the
of the traditional organic farming method and the modern scientific
method under favored
natural condition for ginseng cultivation.
Production area for ginseng in Korean peninsula can largely be classified
into white and red
ginseng cultivation areas.
Major cultivation area for 6-year-old ginseng plant includes Kanghwa,
Kimpo, Yongin, Anseong and Suhsan.
Recently, we are searching for new unpolluted fields from demilitarized
Packryeong Island and Haenam in Cheonam Province.
On the other hand, production area for 4-year-old ginseng plant is
mainly distributed in Kyunggi
Province, Kumsan, Pungki, Jinan, etc.