About 1 year ago MFA held a workshop which involved planting clean ginger. On 1/30/19 a workshop was held where we could share their ginger harvesting experience and also learn how to test if its bacterial wilt-free.
Fun facts about Ginger:
Takes about 9months - 1 yr to harvest.
Died back leaves signify ready for harvest
3 pieces can produce anywhere from 2 lbs - 10lbs
Most wild ginger (which are found on sides of the road) contain bacteria wilt disease
Harvesting was fun, but we still need to test if its bacteria wilt-free. Testing consisted of a solution that would be mixed with a piece of harvested ginger. After infusing them together a test strip is placed inside its liquid; if the strip has 1 line it is bacteria wilt free. 2 lines means your ginger is positive for bacteria wilt.
Mahalo to everyone who participated and joined our Ginger harvesting and testing workshop.