February 13, 2017 - Ontario

Straffordville-grown North American ginseng, the most highly prized variety in the world

Ontario grows more North American ginseng than any other place in the world! The lion’s share of our total harvest is shipped to Asia. Ricardo heads to southwestern Ontario to find out what convinced the local farmers to start cultivating ginseng instead of tobacco. Alongside Remi Van De Slyke, Ricardo learns how to grow this variety of ginseng native to North America.


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