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5 Wasabi Plants

5 Wasabi Plants

If you are looking for a silver lining to a cloudy British summer growing Wasabia Japonica is it.

Wasabi loves its summers cloudy and cool so if the weather is dull you can take solace in the fact the wasabi will be thriving. A well-established plant will send large heart-shaped leaves 60cm high and a meter wide, making a striking feature in a shady spot where other plants might struggle to gather enough light. These leaves will die back in winter as all the plant's energy travels down into the rhizomes that will be forming at the base of the stems. These precious rhizomes are swollen stems, not roots, and they hold the vital goodness that will carry the plant through winter and see it re-grow with vigour the following spring.

Wasabi will survive temperatures down to –5ºC, to protect it from those really cold nights some straw or fleece covering the crown of the plant is a good idea.

Patience is a virtue with wasabi and the reward of harvesting and grating your own fresh wasabi paste will be all the sweeter for the two years it can take to yield the famously pungent rhizomes. 

Leaves and stems are edible and these can be picked in small numbers throughout spring and summer to spice up a salad whilst you wait for rhizomes to form.

In March and April, long stems holding a cluster of delicately scented white flowers will appear, these can be eaten raw or fried in tempura batter if you are out to impress.

Several rhizomes weighing 100g and more will provide you with a bountiful and eye-watering harvest to share with friends over sushi or in any of the delicious and original recipes we have created with an English twist. We think we hold the British record at 377g for a single rhizome if anyone can beat that we would prefer you keep it to yourself and not break our hearts!

Instructions are included in the box to re-pack fresh items: If you have purchased a plant, please remove from the protective cardboard layer and bag and keep somewhere cool, which is draught and frost-free. Keep the compost moist, but do not stand in water.

ALL ORDERS ARE PACKED AND SENT IN OUR GIFT BOX. The box will be sealed in a sleeve to keep it clean and sent without our branding to keep your secret. Full instructions are included in the box to allow you to open it, store any fresh produce and then re-box when you are ready to give your gift. 

Pre orders for wasabi plants, specified for Christmas delivery will be sent out week commencing 18th December. 

Orders are sent with DHL on an express (1-2 day) service, to arrive by courier and will require a signature.

Last orders for guaranteed Christmas delivery must be received by 11am, Wednesday 20th December.

Please note – for Express delivery, DHL give a lead time of 1-2 days but this service is normally delivered next day.    

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The plant received in very good condition nd is doing very well also it arrived in excellent time

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The item arrived in very good condition. This was bought as a gift and the recipient was very happy with it. As far as I know, the plant is doing well and hopefully there'll be some rhizomes soon!

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Plants arrived in great condition. Re-potted this weekend, all down to my ability to look after them. Looking forward to the leaf in salads and making my own wasabi paste in 6 months or so!

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