Wasabi - Mazuma

Eutrema japonicum

Wasabi root being grated for use By Chris 73 [CC BY-SA 3.0] (Photo Credits)

Extremely strong pungency that is akin to hot mustard, wasabi produces vapours that stimulate the nasal passages more than the tongue. Generally used as a sauce that makes sushi or other foods more flavourful by adding spice. Use the stem sparingly and finely grated. Grows naturally along stream beds in cool mountain rivers valleys of Japan. Challenging to grow in Australia. Requires cool, moist, shaded conditions to thrive. It takes about 18 month - 2 years for plants to mature, in the meantime use the leaves and the leaf stems in salads, curries and pickled accompaniments.
Other Names: Eutrema wasabi, Mazuma, Wasabia japonica, Japanese horseradish

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Specifications of Wasabi - Mazuma

Grown From Tissue CultureLearn About Propagation Methods

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Shade (Sun:0-50%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5), Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Wasabi - Mazuma Reviews & Tips

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Suz
1y ago

Daylesford, Vic

Wasabi - Mazuma

Growing in damp volcanic soil by a permanent creek. Dappled to dense shade ( under treeferns).Surrounded by a rabbit proof fence. First trialling demolished by the pests. Plants &I very happy so far(about 2yrs)

Bron Ramey
3y ago

Beresfield, NSW, Australia

Wasabi - Mazuma

Year old.52 pot.Against verandah,nth east,behind tree (3 m), cover shade cloth summer. Make like a mountain stream In pot, river sand, gravel, good pot mix, sand pot mix layers.Irrigation pipe full length.Put frozen h2o bottle in pipe once a day. Excellen

Bron Ramey
3y ago

Beresfield, NSW, Australia

Wasabi - Mazuma

Not challenging to grow if think mountain chill, stream, shade. Will reproduce in a pot- plantlets. Mine is kept in dark fed ice water drip drip, no fertiliser, good pot mix plus gravel / sand layers.

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