Ashitaba seeds

SKU: H-B121

Botanical name: Angelica keiskei

Seed treatment: Untreated

Sale price$7.39


ASHITABA (Angelica keiskei) (HACHIJO-SOU) (Tomorrow's Leaf) - 10 Seeds

Extremely Rare to find in Australia - Ashitaba is one of the only plants that contain Vitamin B12 which can assist in energy boost, benefit your brain by preventing the loss of neurons, improve mood and symptoms of depression, help prevent the risk of age-related macular degeneration, support bone health, and prevent osteoporosis, red blood cell formation and anemia prevention.

Ashitaba plant can be cooked like Asian green vegetables, eaten raw, juiced, smoothie or made into a tea.

This plant is native to Hachijojima Island in Japan. The nutritional and health benefits of this high chlorophyll plant are extensive and Ashitaba is unique among the Angelicas due to its tasty edibility and the presence of substantial levels of B12, a vitamin normally not found in terrestrial plants. The plant contains flavonoids known as "chalcones" in its yellow sap – it’s nothing short of an Elixir of life.

Traditionally, the herb has been used as a rejuvenating food that contributes to long life. Japanese Sumo consumes Ashitaba leaves daily to prolong life – know more from Google.

Eat the fresh stems of the leaves and dry the leaves and make tea. It is called "tomorrow's leaf" because when harvesting one leaf from the plant, you can expect to see a new one "tomorrow." 

Although Ashitaba is a frost-tolerant hardy plant, it is good to protect this rare plant during cold winter days

The plant does indeed rejuvenate itself very quickly, in much the same way as it rejuvenates the human digestion and skin.  The herb is considered effective in treating eczema and psoriasis, also disorders of the gastrointestinal system, hepatitis, cancer, anemia, chronic fatigue, etc. In-vivo tests of chalcones have shown strong antibiotic activity against staphylococcus. It is believed that these health benefits have attributed to the traditional long life expectancy of the people of Hachijo Jima.

Sowing Instructions: Soak seeds overnight in cool, non-chlorinated water and then refrigerate the seeds (approximately 4-5°C/ 39-41°F) in the 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 or VERY WET and that we are recommending REFRIGERATION not FREEZING.

After this pre-treatment, plant the (still moist) seeds.  Sow on surface, barely cover with soil and press in firmly and keep evenly moist until germination.  Use a greenhouse, shade house or grow lights.  Germination occurs between 30-60 days after sowing at 20°C/ 68°F. Germination rate is quite erratic.

Seedlings are slow-growing and will require about 60 days to transplant.  Once past the seedling stage, the plant is fast growing. The plants prefer rich, deep, ever moist, well-drained soil and full sun to part shade. Water the plant every other day.

All information provided on this listing is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Sydney, NSW, Australia


Order dispatch time: 1-3 business days, excluding weekend & public holiday. 

Transit time: Depends upon the postage service that you choose and pay. Usually, 1-2 business days for express post & 3-8 business days for standard post.

WA order dispatch: Once a week, regardless of whether Express Post is chosen. Express Post seed orders do not receive priority during the Quarantine WA inspection.

Note: We're sorry, but we cannot prioritise order packing service for customers who have paid for Express Post. We pack orders with a first-in, first-out policy. 

Please see the table below or use the shipping calculators on this website.

Standard Post & Parcel (Australia Post) – WITH TRACKING 

Delivery Estimates: 3-10 business days* (WA, NT Remote areas may take longer)

Order Contents

Delivery Cost

Seed packets only / or any seeds or garden supplies upto 200g


FREE domestic tracking letter shipping on seed packet-only (less than 0.5g) orders of $60 (after discount, if any) or above

Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 200g to 400g $5.95
Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 401g to 2kg $9.95

Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, seed potatoes, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds over 2kg

$15.95 (Capped)


Express Post & Parcel Service (Australia Post) - WITH TRACKING

Delivery Estimates: 1-3 business days* (WA, NT, TAS & Remote areas may take longer)

Order Contents

Delivery Cost

Seed packets only


Seed packets & bulk weight-based seeds up to 500g


BULK Seeds: 0 – 500g


BULK Seeds: 501g to 1kg


BULK Seeds: 1.01kg to 3kg


BULK Seeds: 3.01kg to 5kg


BULK Seeds: 5.01kg to 10kg


BULK Seeds: 10.01kg or 15kg



  • Shipping to Western Australia:

An additional $6 fee applies to cover quarantine inspection fees. All WA seed orders are subject to Quarantine WA inspection, which may result in delays beyond our control. For more information, please refer quarantine policy.

  • Shipping to Tasmania:

An additional $3 fee covers Biosecurity Tasmania paperwork—maximum 1kg per seed line item. Biosecurity Tasmania restrictions apply.


WA order dispatch time: 

WA orders are packed once a week on Wednesday and shipped out on Thursday. To ensure that your orders are processed and shipped out each Thursday, please place them before midnight (AEDT - Sydney time) on Tuesday. This applies no matter whether Express Post service is chosen for the order.

WA orders go to the Quarantine WA office at Perth Airport for inspection before being sent to your shipping address by the Quarantine Officers. Your tracking number will be activated once the inspection is complete, which may take up to 10 business days after we have packed and dispatched your order.

The tracking number will stay in a 'Pending' status until Quarantine Officers have inspected your shipment at Perth Airport.

Depending on the postal service you pay for the order, it will generally take an additional 1 to 5 business days for your shipment to arrive from Perth Airport to your address within WA. However, please note that delays beyond our control may occasionally occur. 

Signature on delivery: An additional $2.95 applies if you require a signature on delivery service. If you haven't requested a signature, the postie will check for a safe place or letterbox (if it fits) to leave your item. They'll take it to the Post Office for collection if a safe place can't be found. 

No Discount on Postage:  Our special discount event means seeds are available at discounted prices. However, postage costs remain the same, i.e. there won't be any discount on the postage costs - so check out our postage rate table to find out exactly how much it will cost before you stock up on your favourites!

Please note that Australia Post is experiencing delays within their delivery network, so the delivery estimate days/ dates are not guaranteed. We encourage you to choose Express Post shipping to avoid delays in transit.

You shall receive an email / SMS notification with a tracking number as soon as your order has been dispatched. We dispatch ALL seed orders via Australia Post tracking letters for certainty & peace of mind. 

We may use Australia Post Registered Post, which requires a signature on delivery, or you may need to present your ID to collect it.

Express Delivery

It's the fastest possible delivery service within the Australia Post network.

We will process your order after we have received clear payment in the accounts. 

Dispatch and delivery times are estimates only; we cannot guarantee delivery times as these can change for reasons beyond our control. 

Postage rates are calculated based on each order. If you have placed multiple orders with the same recipient and address, we may combine all items in single postage. 


Sorry, we do not ship seeds outside of Australia.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Good seed quality and germination rate

A Vegan Must to have

As a vegan, I need to use foods that contain Vitamin B, absolutely essential for vegans and vegetarians. This fits the bill for me. I use it in stir fries, raw, juiced, in my smoothies or I dry the leaves for tea during winters. Each year I can feel a little frustrated waiting for germination, then planting out (I get impatient), but they take off really well by late spring.

Astrid Lefringhausen
Ashitaba seeds

Got my seeds quickly and with very useful, detailed instructions on how to get them to germinate. It is a long process but it works, I have two small seedlings to show so far and I only put the seeds out a week ago.

Germano Chiarle

Non germinated yet, still in the fridge I will let you know at a later date.

asleep in the fridge

normally fast & safe delivery but this time unfortunately a few seeds were broken. but the rest of my ashitaba seeds are sleeping soundly in the fridge at the moment. can't wait to wake them up for sewing in a pot in 30 days.

Shipping Restrictions

Western Australia Customers: We can ship most seed line items, except Quarantine WA restricted seed lines to WA. To help us ship your order as quickly and efficiently as possible, please do not include any seed items prohibited in WA; they are listed with the label 'NOT to WA'. Due to quarantine restrictions in WA, there is a 10kg seeds limit per variety. WA orders require additional handling time. Please remain within an approved limit when ordering seeds. We review every WA order before dispatch and remove (or reduce) excess seed quantity from your order to comply with WA biosecurity regulations. Please check further information here

Tasmania Customers: We can ship seeds to Tasmania. Please do not include seed line items labeled 'NOT to TAS'. Please note that the maximum allowable limit per permitted seed line item is 1kg per order.

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