Ashitaba Seeds (Angelica keiskei koidzumi) AKA "Tomorrow Leaf"
This listing is for 20 fresh Ashitaba seeds that's harvested in end of 2015. Seeds may be a mixture of green and brown. Some seeds may come separated in half, but it does not affect germination since each piece holds a seed. Approximately 30%-70% of seeds will germinate.
♥How To Grow From Seed♥
There's two methods to starting Ashitaba from seed.
Method 1: Place a damp paper towel, or a bag of lightly moist soil with seeds inside. Refrigerate for 2 weeks prior to planting. This is the conventional method mentioned by many.
Method 2: Sprinkle seeds directly in moist soil then lightly sprinkle about 1/4 inch of soil to cover. Place a plastic dome, or bag on top to trap some humidity. Poking holes in the bag can improve air circulation. Place seed tray/pot in a warm, bright location. Keep soil moist (not damp). Lightly warm soil will help seeds to sprout. I find this way to be quite effective with my fresh harvest seeds.
Seeds may take 2-4 weeks to sprout. Once seedlings reach 2-3 inches tall, carefully separate the plants then transfer into larger containers. Grow them in warm, bright location. Keep soil moist.
Ashitaba, AKA "Tomorrow's leaf" -- is a biennial plant that offers many medicinal properties. It is rich in anti-aging properties that helps maintain smooth, young skin. It is high in vitamin B-12, vitamin C, calcium, iron. Ashitaba helps detoxify the liver and kidneys, strengthen cartilages, bones (osteoporosis) and tendons, purifying blood, improving the immune system, treat hypertension, reducing the risk of cancer and the risk of brain disorders and heart problems.
Many mistaken this Ashitaba with others in the Angelica family. The true Ashitaba (scientific name: Angelica keiskei koidzumi) as you can see in the photo -- the potent/medicinal variety has the yellow sap in the stem when it is more mature. I cut the largest stem of mine to show you in the photo. The base of a fully mature Ashitaba is the size of your wrist!
♥How To Use♥
Leaves and stems are edible. The yellow sap is most potent and the leaves can be made or boiled as tea. I would describe the taste of stem as a gin and tonic with a celery stick!
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♥What You Will Receive♥
20 Fresh Ashitaba seeds
Growing Instructions will be included.
♥Our Growing Practice♥
We believe that growing high quality foods require high quality soil; therefore, the ingredients we use for growing are of higher standards compared to the conventional systems. All our plants are grown in full organic soil, GMO FREE, and are not treated with any chemicals or pesticide.
Description is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
To my friends in HAWAII -- Due to strict policy in the State of Hawaii, shipping seeds to this state would be at your own risk. If you have any questions please contact me. Mahalo!