Ashitaba, Reiso Red (Angelica keiskei koidzumi), packet of 10 seeds, organic

(3 customer reviews)

$9.95

Family:  Carrot (Apiaceae)

Hardy to Zone 7 to 12.

(HACHIJO-SOU, Tomorrow’s Leaf, Red ashitaba)  Rare, red-stemmed cultivar originally from Japan, grown here at our oganic greenhouses in Williams, Oregon.  Limited harvest of seed from the red cultivar, your early order is advised.   Reiso is Japanese for “mysterious or mystical plant.” The red stem type is purportedly stronger in medicinal activity than the standard green-stemmed type.  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.  Plant prefers potted culture in an unheated greenhouse or may be grown outdoors in maritime regions.

How to start the seeds:  Soak seeds overnight in cool, non-chlorinated water and then refrigerate the seeds (approximately 40 degrees F) in moist medium for 30 days.  The moist medium could be moist sand, moist potting soil, moist coir or moist peat.  Note that our recommendation is moist, not sodden, and that we are recommending refrigeration not freezing.  After this pretreatment, plant the (still moist) seeds.  Sow on surface, barely cover with soil and press in firmly and keep evenly moist until germination.  When we say to barely cover with soil, we truly do mean to use a very thin layer.  Actually, the best orientation is to half-cover the seed with soil and tamp firmly, leaving a portion of the seed showing to the light.  Use a greenhouse, shadehouse or grow lights.  Germination occurs 15 days after sowing.   Seedlings are slow-growing and will require about 60 days to transplant.  Once past the seedling stage, the plant is fast growing.

Packet of 10 seeds, Certified Organically Grown

 

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  1. Nichole Sparger

    Great Product

    Nichole Sparger

    Fast service, fresh seed, excellent growth ratio.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Nichole,
      Oh, thank you for reporting this. I was really joyful in sending out these seeds as they were really fatties, but a lot of times people don’t notice. Thank you for noticing.
      Richo

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  2. Question

    Kev

    Do you have Ashitaba, Reiso Red available?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Kev,
      4/28/2019, we have mother plants set to field and will be offering this seed again, hopefully, in November/December of 2019. Meanwhile, standard ashitaba seed is recommended and is almost sold out.
      Richo

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    • Vadyne

      When will the Ashitaba plants be available? I would like to buy 6 red and 6 standard plants

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Vadyne, We start shipping Ashitaba again on May 6, 2019. We must ship backorders first and will open up for new orders as soon as we know how many plants remain. This is the standard ashitaba–the reiso red will not be available for some time. I’ll try to e-mail you when we have stock to sell.
      Richo

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    • Vadyne

      I received my Ashitaba plants today,they look fresh and healthy.
      THE BEST PACKED PLANTS I have ever received.
      Thanks
      Vadyne

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  3. Question

    Dan

    when will you be able to get more Ashitaba red seeds in stock?
    Thanks

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I have 2 packs on my desk and they are very nice quality. I’ll enable so you can order. r

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    • Shaun Ram

      Do you have any seeds available in stock?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Shaun, Sorry, I do not. richo

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  4. Richo Cech

    Richo Cech

    I’ll try to e-mail you. r

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    • blair

      shoots!, guess I’m on the wait list.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      The standard ashitaba is very nice, and in stock.

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  5. Question

    Rent Sidon

    Hi! Can I buy the Ashitaba seeds now for delivery in March?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      please use the order comments field when checking out and let us know if you have a preferred receiving window

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    • melissa

      oh my goodness! you only posted a day ago about seeds, and they’re already gone?!?!?
      (drops to knees)Noooo!

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Standard ashitaba seeds are available, you’re on the specialty link for the red variety. Here’s the link I was talking about and you were looking for (rise from knees). https://strictlymedicinalseeds.com/product/ashitaba-angelica-standard-keiskei-koidzumi-seeds-organic/

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