Growing Wasabi - Knowledgebase Question

North Bonniville, WA
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Question by kqmslee
February 24, 2000
My husband and I love Japanese food and often enjoy the condiment called Wasabi... it makes horseradish seem bland. I would like information about the wasabi plant, its' propagation and availability. Thank you for your expertise.

Answer from NGA
February 24, 2000
Often referred to as Japanese Horseradish, Wasabi as a spice is very similar to common horseradish in many respects. Both are made from grated root bark, with hot peppery taste. Wasabi is much hotter, with an almost fiery taste and strong aroma.

Wasabi is hardy and relatively easy to grow. You don?t need mountains or cold mountain streams, all you need is good soil, shade, and moist conditions. In eighteen months to two years your wasabi plants should produce an edible rhizome about 6 inches long and several offshoots for re-planting.

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