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Ashitaba (Angelica keiskei koidzumi), 9-inch pot, organic

$30.00

Please note:  Responding to the request for large-size Ashitaba plants, we have worked up a number of them in larger pots as pictured.  They are very nice.

Family:  Carrot (Apiaceae)

Hardy to Zone 7 to 12.

(HACHIJO-SOU, Tomorrow’s Leaf)  Biennial native to Hachijojima Island in Japan.  This is the standard type with green leaves and stems.  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 in a 9-inch-deep pot, certified organically grown

 

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  1. Richo Cech

    Richo Cech

    Hello Ethel, Alkanna orientalis has a lot going for it. In a survey of medicinal herb seeds from our farm, seeds of oriental alkanet showed highest inhibition rates for staphylococcus. When I went to research Alkanna for my upcoming book, I dug some Alkanna orientalis roots in order to test them for alkannin, and was pleasantly surprised to find high concentrations of the red pigments in the root bark. Richo

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    Sheila White

    I am wondering when is the best time to harvest the seeds of the flower. When they are still green or when they have turned black. Unfortunately my plant got the dreaded pink fungus root rot. Celery in that bed got it as well. So I lost it.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Sheila, When fully formed and beginning to split apart yet still green. Richo

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