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Old 02-14-2021, 01:59 PM   #1
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While looking through a Territorial seed catalog a couple of weeks ago I came to a page selling wasabi plants. I knew that wasabi was considered a Japanese delicacy somewhat similar to horseradish. But I had always dismissed the idea of growing it because it reportedly required a cool mountain stream to grow it in. Now I've learned that that is not so!

The latest information says that it can be grown successfully is a pot, even in northern climates.:
https://www.thewasabistore.com/thewasabistore/r6z2brm2hzzmyh45c5swst6wy955c8

So I'm going to try it this year.

If you're interested and would like to dig a little deeper, here's a link with a lot of additional information. (It's not just for the Pacific Northwest}:
Read it here:
Growing Wasabi in the Pacific Northwest | WSU Extension | Washington State University
Or download it here:
https://pubs.extension.wsu.edu/growing-wasabi-in-the-pacific-northwest
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:07 PM   #2
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Does that need to be housed inside in the Winter in a zone 4?
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Yes, it needs to be inside during the winter in our area. But it's not the usual 'stick it in a warm place to store it until the next spring'. This plant is perennial and it grows all year long; no dormancy period.

It will tolerate a short period down to 27 degrees (the Daruma variety AKA “Wasabia Japonica Daruma”).
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The plants can be grown indoors or outdoor and do well in pots. They require full shade and moist, well-drained soil." https://www.thewasabistore.com/shop/wasabi-plantlet
So unlike plants that just need to be stored for the winter, wasabi plants can be a nice green addition to any room all winter. Instead of fighting for those few well lit places, the wasabi plants can be placed in almost any area not receiving a lot of light.

Here's a few videos that show the wasabi plant and provide some basic info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMGoM86ajfs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffm0uPt_syk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqAcg7fv2qc

And here's the YouTube link that those videos came from:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl37JKhslo1Oef2eD3vg-eA/videos
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My wasabi plant starts are on the way! Should be here Monday.

I didn't know that they would ship during winter. I had assumed that they would send an email about a shipping season, but they ship year round.

Hopefully the plant starts will survive the cold trip, I am looking forward to getting started growing wasabi.
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:21 PM   #6
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The Wasabi plant starts arrived yesterday!


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The plant starts seem to be strong healthy offshoots.

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Here they are planted into their pot.

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Hopefully in a few days there will be some new leaves growing from the main stem.
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