Fresh Wasabi Plant
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!
CHRISTMAS ORDERS If you are purchasing one of our fresh products as part of your order and would like us to deliver as close to Christmas as possible please write “Christmas order” in the special delivery instruction box during check out. We will then dispatch on the dates below to time the arrival for Christmas. Fresh products are: Wasabi rhizomes, Wasabi plants, Fresh citrus all other (non-fresh) orders will be delivered according to standard delivery termsYuzu tree deliveries will not be held back (unless your order also contains one of the above “fresh products”) as we are unable to dispatch a high number on a given day due to space allocation with the delivery agent. Dispatch dates for fresh produce: Standard delivery Monday, December 21st Last orders 11 am, 21st Dec Express delivery UK Tuesday, December 22nd Last orders 11 am, 22nd Dec Express delivery EuropeMonday, December 21stLast orders 11 am, 22nd Dec Please note – for Express delivery / European delivery DHL give a lead time of 1-2 days but this service is normally delivered next day
FRESH WASABI GIFT BOXALL ORDERS ARE PACKED AND SENT IN OUR GIFT BOX. SIMPLY PURCHASE THE ITEMS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO THE BOX AND WE WILL DO THE REST. 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. The boxes are marked "open & refrigerate". Fresh wasabi will last two weeks in the fridge if the instructions inside the box are followed.
Orders are sent with DHL/UPS to arrive by courier and will require a signature - £6.95 Deliveries to all EU countries have a standard charge of £25. Some EU locations are classed as remote by our transport provider and these may incur a further charge. Additional delivery instructions can be entered during checkout, here you can nominate a safe place as an alternative delivery point. We cannot guarantee the courier will follow these instructions! We, therefore, recommend you send to an address where somebody will be there to receive it. If you require further clarification or have a special request please email email@example.com
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