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Wasabi Plants - Set of 5


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A well established plant will send large heart shaped leaves 60cm high, 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 plants 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. After 18-24 months you will be able to see and feel rhizomes that grow up from the crown of the plant. When you can wait no longer pull the whole plant and carefully break apart for an eye-watering harvest to share with friends over sushi or in any of the delicious recipes and serving suggestions you will find on our website or by following us on social media.

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!

All plants are now shipped with coir pots, not plastic. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Mrs N.D.
Beautiful plants

Perfectly packaged and arrived in excellent condition. I have transplanted them in transitional pots and keeping them in a shady spot in the house before I harden them off outside as there is still a chance of frost. They seem very happy. Their ultimate home will be in my natural swimming pool filtered by aquatic plants. There is a spot in the filter bed that is shaded by an overhanging tree and I am hoping they will thrive in the shallow continually flowing water there. Thank you for your excellent service.

Sounds like the ideal spot for them! Best of luck :)

Lochwinnoch r. (Beith, Scotland)
my wee wasabi experiment

Wasabi plants arrived intact to the back end of nowhere in the West of Scotland where I lurk. A damp, overcast, cool place. Planted them out and they have survived rabbits, deer, slugs , chickens and mice for a week or more. My hopes are rising . Can't wait to have my own wasabi ... fingers crossed for the winter .

Great to hear the plants are fighting off all invaders! Best of luck with them, be sure to protect if they are outside and temperatures are heading to zero and below :)

Stuart R. (Islington, England)
Perfect little Wasabi Plants arrive on my doorstep.

I Love my wasabi plants !
They have so much potential look nice and fresh I feel like eating all the leaves, but I know they are needed.
Hoping to grow them in a mini poly tunnel.
Thanks for packing them so well. All the best


Great to hear Stuart - a little bit of patience pays dividends with the wasabi plants and once they start growing a bit more you can harvest a few leaves to enjoy without damaging the overall plant. The stems are great too chopped up finely :) Best of luck with them!