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|On Mar 4, 2016, a_night_owl San Diego, CA wrote:
I love that this seed company has varieties that you can't get anywhere else. I have used their seeds before and have always had good results. I recently picked up a copy of Frank Tozer's "New Vegetable Grower's Handbook" and he mentions several brassicas that can be grown even during the warmer months. I went looking on the net, and sure enough, Kitazawa was the only place that had the ones I wanted. If you like shelling beans I recommend their Shirohana Mame and Akahana Mame beans. I grew some last year and the individual beans are huge - bigger than any runner bean I have ever grown.
|On Feb 13, 2015, jimbarg Blairstown, NJ wrote:
I have been ordering from Kitazawa for several years now and have never had a bad experience. But this year, all I can say is "WOW"...I placed an order on Monday and received it here in NJ by Wednesday. All was perfect with the order! I have had amazing luck with the seeds I've purchased from them over the years and expect that this year will be no different. Such speedy service and excellent product makes for one amazing seed company!
|On Sep 13, 2013, donnyczech Sioux Falls, SD (Zone 4b) wrote:
I took a chance with this company this year and was not disappointed. I purchased some tomatoes, peppers, mustard, greens, and cucumbers. Except for the tomatoes which were slightly below average, the rest of the plants produced quite well even the cucumbers, which I have not been able to grow for the last few years. I planted several varieties of cucumbers and I had extras to give away. I know where I am going to purchase cucumbers next year along with the greens. The peppers were above average.
|On Apr 17, 2013, TucsonTomato Suisun City, CA wrote:
Though Kitazawa Seed Company is not perfect, they have very good customer service that makes up for any mistakes that they occasionally make. I have bought seeds from them three times now and have been very satisfied with my purchase.
|On Dec 7, 2012, adadia Glenmoore, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
This is the second year I have ordered seeds from Kitazawa. As before, it was a very good experience. Shipping is ultra fast, and the seed count is generous. Although the packets are slightly expensive compared to other vendors, I am happy to pay a little more for such excellent service and quality seeds. They also carry varieties of Asian vegetables that are very difficult to find elsewhere. Last year I had excellent germination, nearly 100% with every type of vegetable and herb, even things like shiso that have not germinated well for me in the past with seeds from other vendors. This is why the (slightly) higher price per packet doesn't bother me - I know almost every seed I start will germinate. Their catalog is fantastic too, full of useful information and recipes. I would definitely recommend Kitazawa.
|On Sep 30, 2012, vommarlowe Overland Park, KS wrote:
This was my first year ordering from Kitazawa, although I've grown Asian vegetables for many years. Despite a difficult drought year, the Kitazawa seeds had great germination and very good yields. There was a generous amount of seeds in each packet, so it was a good buy, as well. I will definitely order again!
|On May 31, 2012, Sherilou Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
They have super-fast USPS Priority Mail flat rate box delivery. I love their selection of hard-to-find Japanese vegetable seeds. The germination rates are always excellent.
|On Apr 22, 2012, cooleybufo Bakersfield, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:
I made my first order from Kitazawa about ten days ago. The seeds arrived very quickly and now, they have already germinated. Their selection of Asian vegetables is fantastic, including three kinds of Sesame - white, tan, and black. They also carry several types of soybeans and they do not sell GMO seed.
|On Mar 27, 2012, oceanart Cranberry Isles, ME wrote:
The short version for people just looking for a reputable seed company.
|On Dec 13, 2011, bigdog55 Post Falls, ID wrote:
I ordered from Kitazawa for the first time this December. I found their website very easy to negotiate, was quite pleased with the quantity and variety of seed offered, and very happy with their speedy delivery. We will definitely be doing business with them again.
|On Sep 26, 2011, melody Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:
Wow! Fast service, beautifully packed and generous amounts in each package. What a great experience!
|On Sep 3, 2010, Amaterasu Valdosta, GA wrote:
I was born in Japan and have since had a love of anything Japanese. When I found Kitazawa, I was ecstatic, and promptly ordered seven varied seed packets. They arrived within a week, so fast! (CA to GA) I actually thought I'd been stiffed at first, and emailed them to ask about the missing seeds. I got a very polite response in just a few hours and the lady actually seemed genuinely concerned. I found my cousin who was visiting from Alabama had actually picked them up with the mail and forgotten about them, so I emailed back and apologized. The lady even followed up and said she was glad I'd found them. That's customer service. The packaging is lovely, they just have tiny problem with sending extra catalogs.
|On Aug 4, 2010, girlgroupgirl wrote:
I ordered some seeds from Kitazawa on Sunday evening, and on Wednesday they were in my mailbox...all the way from Oakland to Georgia! That's some service. Everything arrived safely and seemed in order.
|On Dec 17, 2009, MinnesotaMike Saint Paul, MN wrote:
Ordered two 15 seed packets of Odoriko tomatoes via internet on 12/12/09. Received both packets today (12/16/09). Now that is FAST! They also sent a confirmation email to me on 12/12/09 with an order confirmation # and what was on the order. The seed was very expensive, but it is difficult to find anywhere else. Will use them again. Now I just have to contend with 75 day tomatoes!
|On Dec 5, 2009, OlgaGarden Littleton, CO wrote:
Great experience with this company. Ordered, received everything I ordered very quickly, and Kitazawa even combined my two orders into one without being asked, saving me money on shipping!
|On Nov 15, 2009, Michaelp Glendale, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:
|On May 27, 2009, seedoffaith Saint Louis, MO wrote:
I received my shipment within 3 days after placing my order, very fast delivery. Nice packaging and they also include a nice catalog with recipes. Good germination so far. I would order from them again.
|On Mar 20, 2009, rulien Hagerman, ID (Zone 6a) wrote:
Extremely fast shipping! As a long time vegetable gardener, I was looking for something different. I think I found it!
|On Feb 7, 2009, Yglo Princeton, NJ wrote:
As a returning customer, I was very please to see my order delivered in a snap.
|On Feb 21, 2008, cannaqueen Mantua, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
2/20/08...Received my seed order this week from this seed company....They shipped order within a week, well packaged, with seed packets listing information about the
|On Jan 17, 2008, ctbig pensacola, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
Superfast service. Ordered seeds on Saturday,delivered to Florida from California on Wed. Will definately order from again.
|On Feb 11, 2007, dtinn Falmouth, KY wrote:
This is the first time I ordered from this seed company. This company has some of the fastest customer service I have ever seen. My order was 3 days from order to delivery. I live in Kentucky, and packages from California usually take some time. They have an awsome selection of hard to find varieties. I only ordered a few packets this year, but I'll be back next year for more.
|On Feb 10, 2007, autremike Ludlow, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have some Japanese and Indian co-workers. They would talk about how they could not find any good vegetables in the stores - at least not the ones that they really liked. I sent for various catalogs and brought them in to ask them what kind of vegetables they wanted.
|On Feb 8, 2007, DJKromm Reeseville, WI wrote:
Had excellent luck with Kitazawa seed in 2006. Very fast and reasonable shipping too. Nice information on their varieties along with some recipes in their print catalog.
|On Feb 1, 2007, CountryGardens Lewisville, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
Placed an order online Monday, Jan 29, 2007. Seeds arrived today, Feb 1. Very nice looking packs with lots of seeds. They also sent a paper catalog filled with all kinds good information & recipes.
|On Mar 12, 2006, RuTemple San Jose, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
We bought some seeds at Soko Hardware in SF; love the packaging and excellent growing info on the back. Looking forward to exploring the website and exploring the different veggies they have available.
On February 11th, 2007, RuTemple added the following:
We had great success with the seeds we planted last year, and have purchased more things to try out this year!
I wish more of the seeds from this company were in the plant files database. Guess I'd better get typing, unless there's a way to load them in...
|On Feb 27, 2006, farmerj111 Loomis, CA wrote:
Just received my 2nd order from them this year, very quick shipping are reasonable rates. Many nice varieties you don't normally see.
|On Mar 8, 2005, eje San Francisco, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
I have grown several of their products purchased from retail outlets. They are wonderful people and publish a great catalog. Very quick to respond to questions.
On March 8th, 2005, eje added the following:
I hadn't been to their site for a while and just noticed they now have botanical latin names for their plants on their website!
|On Mar 2, 2005, srkrause Boulder Creek, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Great products. I have used their seed for years. Many retail outlets in Northern CA.
|On Jan 22, 2005, jimrbo California City, CA wrote:
I sent e-mail questions to them on several occasions and ALWAYS recieved a reply within hours. I placed my first order with them on Thursday 01-20-05 in the afternoon, I recieved my order on 01-22-05 at 9 am. In addition I was not charged an arm and a leg for "shipping and handling" Their phone person (Maya) was very helpful and made suggestions for a couple items that would be better for my area than what I was going to order!
|On Apr 2, 2004, GardeningGirl Chicago, IL wrote:
These people are wonderful! I had read about a Japanese tomato variety that I wanted to try and found out that they sold it, so I emailed them asking if I could purchase just a couple of packs of seeds. They emailed me the same day, said I could order by fax or phone, and after I left a message they called me back promptly, within an hour or so. I ordered my seeds and had them within a couple of days - now THAT is what I call customer service!
|On Mar 4, 2003, goetztm Blair, NE wrote:
I've been dealing with the fine folks at Kitazawa for many years, and I've been raising specialty veggies for more than twenty years. They have some varieties you won't find anywhere else. Need a chinese cabbage that's truely slow to bolt, producing a huge head, try WR-70. Have a question, call them, their english is a lot better than my japanese and their advice has always proven sound.