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Wasabi Plant

Wasabia japonica

Did you know that most of the ‘Wasabi’ we eat in the UK is actually a bogus concoction of mustard and horseradish?

In fact, real Wasabi tubers lose their potent flavour within a day of being grated and cost an arm and a leg, hence the cheap mustard imitation! So growing your own is the perfect way to ensure you get an authentic Japanese experience.

As well as the potent stem, the beautiful lily pad shaped leaves have a gentler wasabi tang and are fantastic wrapped around raw or smoked salmon with pickled ginger and a slick of cream cheese; exotic hors d’oeuvres your friends will never have tried before!

Wasabi positively prefers overcast, damp, chilly weather, perfect!

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Ensure you get the authentic Japanese experience

Did you know that most of the ‘Wasabi’ we eat in the UK is actually a bogus concoction of mustard and horseradish?

In fact, real Wasabi tubers lose their potent flavour within a day of being grated and cost an arm and a leg, hence the cheap mustard imitation! So growing your own is the perfect way to ensure you get an authentic Japanese experience.

As well as the potent stem, the beautiful lily pad shaped leaves have a gentler wasabi tang and are fantastic wrapped around raw or smoked salmon with pickled ginger and a slick of cream cheese; exotic hors d’oeuvres your friends will never have tried before!

Wasabi positively prefers overcast, damp, chilly weather, perfect!

Plant: Plant out April-October. Harvest: Leaves in year 1. Stem takes 18-24 months to reach full size and flavour.

Hardiness:5 degrees

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:True

Plug or Potted Plant:Potted

Aftercare - Easy:True

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Height:41-50cm

Cut Flower:False

Edible Flower:False

Spread:21-30cm

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:False

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:True

Hanging Baskets:False

Beds & Borders:True

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:False

Prefers Full Sun:False

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:False

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:True

Shade:False

F1 Variety:False

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:True

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

This hardy, slow growing herbaceous perennial takes 18-24 months for the rhizomes to reach a usable size. The plants will grow to a height of 30-60cm (12-24″) with a spread of approximately 30cm (12″). Wasabi dislikes sun and should be grown in a humid, shady position where the soil is boggy and rich in organic matter. The soil must never dry out as the plants will quickly suffer. Space the plants about 30cm (12″) apart and apply a thick mulch of organic matter. Slugs and snails can be a problem and steps should be taken to avoid attacks. Wasabi grows most rapidly at temperatures between 7-8°C (45-64°F) in spring and autumn. To extend the growing period cover the plants in winter with fleece. The plants will produce offshoots which can be grown on for future crops. The rhizomes are harvested when they are about 10-15cm (4-6″) in length and 1-2cm (½-¾″) in diameter. The intact roots will keep in the refrigerator for up to 30 days and dried roots for several months. Wasabi is best grated fresh at the table as it quickly loses its flavour within a few hours. It is often used in soups and marinades. It is possible to grow the plants in large pots of aquatic soil stood in a large tray of water which is regularly topped up.

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