This is a great selection of edible yellow ginger root that produces rhizomes quickly. These rhizomes can be dug as soon 4-6 months in ground or from a container. Store bought ginger root is mature, fibrous, & extra spicy. “Baby Ginger”, which is harvested juvenile, is becoming more and more popular in the culinary arts. It is more mild, tender & does not need to be peeled. The shelf life is about 1-2 weeks at room temperature. This makes it an ideal plant to have in the home garden, where it can be harvested fresh as needed. Hardy to zone 8 and it is best to mulch heavily during winter.