Shop Live Roots!

Shop for our exclusive and VERY RARE and limited edible live roots! We have partnered with seed steward and root expert Mark Homesteader of Homestead Heirloom Gardens in Floral City, Florida to bring to light many unique and very hard to find medicinal and edible turmeric, gingers, and other root crops. Mark has been growing, propagating, educating, and stewarding these rare root varieties. Through him, we have an exclusive partnership! We are very happy to be offering these rare roots again! Mark has dedicated his time and work into preserving these rare edible roots, and to help support him and his valuable work, we will be splitting our root profits with him by 50%. We expect these varieties to sell out pretty quickly, so be sure to order ASAP! These are available on a first come, first serve basis and we do have quantity limits to be fair to as many customers as possible. We recommend planting them or storing in moist peat moss upon receiving. Please give your roots up to 3 months to sprout, as many are currently dormant. Care packet will be included! We are currently only shipping live roots to U.S., U.S. territories, Canada, South Africa, and a few other countries. Please inquire for details. All orders once placed are FINAL AND CANNOT BE EDITED. Our roots, because they are a shorter shelf life than seeds, are also non-returnable. Refund requests due to misunderstanding of what you purchase, disappointment in sizes, etc. will not be honored because these terms and conditions are clarified on both the descriptions and below. Please be sure to read all descriptions and understand what you are purchasing. Most root prices are for individual roots or 1 (one) ounce by weight of roots unless otherwise noted. Sizes vary because of the natural tendencies of these plants. All portions are viable however!

NOTE: Starting January 2nd, 2021, we have changed how we offer our rare roots. This is primarily for our turmeric and ginger varieties. To better serve our grower and customer base, we are now changing over to offering these roots by the OUNCE. This is only effective for turmeric and ginger. All orders before/prior to this change from our management team are not under this new sale arrangement. Sales from this point onwards are. If your roots arrived rotten we are replacing them as we can. Please keep in mind each root is different and it may be a single root that weighs an ounce or multiple. We have photographs in the product pages showing what we define, by weight, as an ounce. We will be offering many of these in other quantities as well, such as 2 ounces or 4 to 5 ounces. WE WILL BE ONLY SHIPPING 2-5 OUNCES TO THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, NO FOREIGN COUNTRIES. Other roots will be sold as noted in their descriptions, generally as a pair or individually. Please select from the drop down menu when you go to purchase your roots as to the specific ounce quantity you desire. Prices DO vary accordingly. Also please be aware that "1 ounce" could be an individual root, as many will weigh an ounce. Not all of our roots are equal sized and because they are natural, wild living organisms, no two will be identical. SIZES WILL VARY. You could receive a whole root of turmeric, a finger, or a group of fingers. Supplies are limited and shortages are higher this season, we have to stretch what limited stock we have to try and serve as many customers as possible. 

Your roots may arrive with some mold, but this is natural. A rinse in a 50:50 water and hydrogen peroxide bath will help remove much of the mold as will cutting off the portions with mold and dipping it in wood ash. Many areas cut may already have ash on them, mimicking mold. This mold is natural and will appear no matter how quickly anything is planted or shipped. Mold will likely appear during shipping, but we at Roughwood cannot control or help this. Paper bags are used to take up moisture and help prevent molding and allow the roots to breathe better than in plastic bags. Please be aware and keep in mind that when your roots leave Roughwood's facility they are clean and happy. We are NOT responsible for what happens to them when they are out of our hands and turned over to the USPS system. We cannot control nor influence the U.S. Postal System. Their great delays has caused many issues and we apologize for the inconvenience and frustration. If your roots are completely rotten or froze, please contact the USPS nearest to you to file a complaint and contact us at Roughwood with photos of your rotten roots and we will do our best to try and replace them. Many if soaked briefly in the solution above and then planted will still be viable unless completely frozen, hence why we withhold until warmer weather permits. 



Use coupon code GARDEN21 for 15% all your cart contents through JUNE 2021!!

**As stated in our Terms and Conditions, we at Roughwood are not responsible for any delays in your order delivery or if it is lost when turned over to the USPS. It is out of our hands at that point and thus, out of our responsibility.**