Heirloom seeds in Japan

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Does anyone know where I can purchase heirloom seeds in Japan? I was going to get some from True Leaf Market but the cert you need to import is $225. :shock:

I really want to start saving my own seeds.

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I wouldn't say these companies are necessarily heirloom suppliers but they tend towards open pollinated lines of seeds

these guys are quite popular in the organic farming community
Noguchi Seeds

Fujita Seeds lean more towards unusual or western varieties
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Not sure if these guys are still in business or not
Heirloom Tomato Farm

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I think Heirloom Tomato is not in business anymore. Came across them before but everything is always listed as sold out.

Fujita looks promising. They list hybrids as F1 and I think anything not listed as F1 is heirloom. For instance, I see pink brandy wine tomato seeds and that is a well-known heirloom from the US.

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Has anyone heard or dealt with this company https://www.rareseeds.jp/japan-team?

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Tora wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:17 pm
Has anyone heard or dealt with this company https://www.rareseeds.jp/japan-team?
Affiliated with Baker Creek and they don't sell seeds in Japan.

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Logman wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2023 6:26 pm
Affiliated with Baker Creek and they don't sell seeds in Japan.
I see. I noticed they talked about importing in the limited sections I read on that page so I thought if they offered (even a limited portion of) their US seed catalog selection for import, it would be a useful resource.

Also, I recall reading/hearing about a group (based in Kochi?) that was collecting and sharing Heirloom seeds.

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Unfortunately not. If you come across that group again, please do let me know.

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I've used Tanenomori quite a bit.

http://www.tanenomori.org/

Their quality is generally good, a lot of the seed is biodynamically or organically grown, and they do have some interesting varieties. They also have a decent print catalog (also available as PDF) and their packaging is the cutest thing, and all unbleached paper.

The only downside is their tomato range is not very big.

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Thanks! Will check them out when I get a chance.