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Kitazawa Seeds at True Leaf Market

You can now find the entire Kitazawa Seed Company Product Line at True Leaf Market.  Review this blog post for more details. Since 1917 Kitazawa has been the leading supplier of Asian herb, vegetable and flower seeds in the USA for home gardeners, retailers and commercial growers. You can browse the full collection by variety here.

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About Kitazawa Seed Company

Gijiu Kitazawa worked many years as an apprentice for a seed company in Japan prior to starting Kitazawa Seed Company in 1917. The business operated in a large warehouse with a storefront located in downtown San Jose, California. At this time, America's vegetables reflected a homogenous national palate yet Kitazawa Seed Company sold all kinds of seeds from domestic and foreign sources. This was also when the Company began selling and promoting their own line of packaged seeds of Asian vegetables.

The Asian vegetable seeds were sold primarily to customers who wanted to grow Asian vegetables in order to prepare traditional Japanese dishes. The seeds were sold in the familiar manila packets with green ink that we use today. Gijiu also built a thriving bulk seed business in the developing farming areas of California and Oregon selling to predominantly Japanese-American farmers.

Below: founder Gijiu Kitazawa and bookkeeper Mr Kenji Sera

From 1942 to 1945 Kitazawa Seed Company was forced to abandon the business due to WWII. The Kitazawa family, along with all other Japanese-Americans, were moved and put into Relocation Camps during that time. Gijiu restarted the business after the war. Many of his customers had relocated due to land ownership changes. This is when Kitazawa Seed Company began selling and shipping seeds across the United States.

Kitazawa Seed Company celebrated its centennial, and American taste buds and produce now reflect the diversity of our population. Once exotic sounding vegetables like eda mame, nappa, daikon and kabocha have become a part of our kitchens and gardens.

Kitazawa Seeds proudly continues to offer the highest quality Asian seeds to delight the diverse palates of our customers. We offer over 500 seed varieties that produce dento yasai or traditional heirloom vegetables of Japan, to the Asian vegetables popularly found in farmers' markets, specialty grocery stores and restaurants. Now you can grow them in your kitchen garden, sell them at your garden center and grow them commercially.

Why Trueleafmarket.com?

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Get it fast! Over 96% of our orders ship out within 1 business day. Over half of orders ship same day. Free ground S&H on orders over $45 (lower 48). Shipping upgrades available.

Non-GMO, Organic

100% of our seeds are Non-GMO, and we have a huge selection of organic seed options to choose from. See our Organic Certification & Safe Seed Pledge.

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Selection

We carry a huge selection seeds: garden, microgreens, sprouts, flower, grain, cover crop & more. Be sure to check our growing supplies, kits and other products: See all categories.

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We back up everything we sell with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Please don't hesitate to contact us during business hours. We are just a phone call or email away.

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Legend: H for Heirloom, O for Organic, A for AAS Winner, F for staff favorites
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Mung Bean - Organic - Sprouting Seeds
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Starting at $2.99
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Heirloom
Organic
Fenugreek - Organic - Sprouting Seeds
Starting at $4.92
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Amaranth - Red Garnet (organic) - Microgreens Seeds
Starting at $2.99
Non-Gmo Organic Garbanzo Beans - Sprouting Garbanzo Beans for Sprouting - Organic 8 oz
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Garbanzo Bean - Organic - Sprouting Seeds
Starting at $5.03
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Organic
Mustard - Spicy Oriental (organic) - Microgreens Seeds
Starting at $5.85
Adzuki Bean - Organic - Sprouting SeedsAdzuki Bean - Organic - Sprouting Seeds
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Organic
Adzuki Bean - Organic - Sprouting Seeds
Starting at $2.49
Green Lentils (organic) - Sprouting SeedsLentils - Green Sprouting Seed - Organic 4 oz
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Green Lentil - Organic - Sprouting Seeds
Starting at $2.98
Radish - Hong Vit (organic) - Microgreens SeedsRadish - Hong Vit (organic) - Microgreens Seeds Growing
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Radish - Hong Vit (organic) - Microgreens Seeds
Starting at $2.99
French Lentil - Organic - Sprouting SeedsFrench Lentil - Organic - Sprouting Seeds
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Organic
French Lentil - Organic - Sprouting Seeds
Starting at $8.56
Lentils - Red (organic) - Sprouting SeedsLentils - Red Sprouting Seed - Organic 1 lb
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Red Lentil - Organic - Sprouting Seeds
Starting at $7.98
Fenugreek (organic) - Microgreens SeedsFenugreek (organic) - Microgreens Seeds
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Fenugreek (organic) - Microgreens Seeds
Starting at $4.92
Green Lentils (organic) - Bulk Grains & FoodsLentils - Green Sprouting Seed - Organic 4 oz
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Organic
Green Lentils (organic) - Bulk Grains & Foods
Starting at $2.98
Organic Dark Red Kidney Beans SeedsNon-GMO Organic Dark Red Kidney Beans Seeds
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Bean Seeds - Dark Red Kidney - Organic
$4.82
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Bean Seeds - Black Garbanzo - Organic - Microgreens
Starting at $2.99
Garbanzo Bean (organic) - Bulk Grains & FoodsGarbanzo Beans for Sprouting - Organic 8 oz
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Organic
Garbanzo Bean (organic) - Bulk Grains & Foods
Starting at $5.03
Fenugreek (organic) - Herb SeedsFenugreek (organic) - Herb Seeds
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Heirloom
Organic
Fenugreek (organic) - Herb Seeds
Starting at $2.49
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Bean Seeds - Black Garbanzo - Organic - Sprouting
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Bulk Adzuki Beans - Certified OrganicAdzuki Bean (organic) - Bulk Grains & Foods
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Organic
Adzuki Bean (organic) - Bulk Grains & Foods
Starting at $2.49
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Organic
Red Lentils (organic) - Bulk Grains & Foods
Starting at $7.98
Organic Sacred Basil Herb SeedsOrganic Sacred Basil Herb Seed Packet
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Heirloom
Organic
Basil Seeds - Sacred - Organic
$3.19
Lentil Sprouting Seeds - Black Unhulled (Organic)Lentil Sprouting Seeds - Black Unhulled (Organic)
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Heirloom
Organic
Black Lentil - Organic - Sprouting Seeds
Starting at $2.99
Basil Seeds - Lemon - OrganicLemon Basil Seeds Organic Seed Packet
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Heirloom
Organic
Basil Seeds - Lemon - Organic
Starting at $3.29
Mustard Seeds - Osaka Purple - OrganicMustard Seeds - Osaka Purple - Organic Seed Packet
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Heirloom
Organic
Mustard Seeds - Osaka Purple - Organic
Starting at $2.99
Mustard Seeds - Tokyo Bekana - OrganicMustard Seeds - Tokyo Bekana - Organic Seed Packet
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Organic
Mustard Seeds - Tokyo Bekana - Organic
Starting at $2.99
Organic Caveman Club Gourd SeedsCaveman Club Gourd Seeds Organic Seed Packet
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Heirloom
Organic
Gourd Seeds - Caveman Club - Organic
Starting at $3.29
Bean Seeds - Light Red Kidney - Organic
Starting at $2.99
Cucumber Seeds - Lemon - Organic
Starting at $2.99
Mustard - Wasabi (Organic)
Starting at $2.99
Basil Seeds - Lime - Organic
Starting at $3.29
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