Ashitaba, Standard (Angelica keiskei koidzumi), potted plant, organic
Family: Carrot (Apiaceae)
Hardy to Zone 7 to 12.
(HACHIJO-SOU, Tomorrow’s Leaf) Native to Hachijojima Island in Japan. This is the standard type with green leaves and stems. Perennial, high chlorophyll plant with yellow sap, unique among Angelicas due to its edibility and the presence of both B 12 and the flavonoids known as “chalcones.” Mature size is about 4 feet wide and flowering to about 5 feet tall. The plant requires warm temperatures for optimal growth–75 to 85 degrees F. They need at least 6 hours sunlight daily to thrive! It is often best to greenhouse them, although coastal climates (such as San Francisco area) seem to work pretty well for outdoor cultivation, and zone 8 growers may find that these plants do fine in regular open garden conditions. For best results, plant into a large container of compost. Space plants 3 feet apart.
Potted plant certified organically grown