As one of the only suppliers in North America of wholesale wasabi for hobbyists and commercial growers, our research and perseverance has allowed us to become one of the leaders within the industry. Explore more about wasabi below and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Wasabi or Japanese horseradish (Wasabia japonica [Miq.] Matsum) is a herbaceous perennial of the mustard family (Cruciferae or Brassicaceae) plant native to Japan.
Medicinal Properties of Wasabi
Research has shown that wasabi can have anti-inflammory, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects and properties.
Benefits of our wasabi
Our wasabi is guaranteed to be disease and pathogen free. Ensured a more vigorous growth after transplanting. High survival rate among new plants.
IS IT “REAL” WASABI?
Mountain View Wasabi is the only North American wholesale nursery dedicated to wasabi propagation. We provide the finest quality plants and tissue culture for farmers and wholesale accounts across the continent. Our expertise in wasabi cultivation allows us to supply high quality fresh rhizomes to restaurants and the fast-growing number of wasabi end-product producers. We take pride in our product and continually strive for excellence in quality and purity. Through our highly controlled laboratory and propagation techniques, we take pride in delivering the finest product to growers and consumers of wasabi. The Mountain View Wasabi farm and nursery is located in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada in the heart of the Fraser Valley, Canada’s richest agricultural region. The tissue culture laboratory is located at our farm and is specialised in the production of high-quality wasabi plantlets. Superior wasabi plants are selected as source material for explants. These are then disinfected with sodium hypochlorite before being established in the lab by culture on a gelled medium for several months.
Despite wasabi’s reputation for being difficult to grow, our wasabi varieties grow very successfully in BC and coastal North America in general. Wasabi requires moist organic rich soils in shaded locations. The shaded area should be prepared with a large amount of organic matter. Wasabi is planted in the spring and should be spaced about 12 inches apart. They also grow very well in containers. Control weeds and frequently check for slugs and snails. It takes about 18 months to 2 years before the rhizome matures to full size. To enjoy the unique wasabi flavor, the large wasabi leaves can be harvested regularly and eaten as fresh greens.
Wasabi requires rich 6.5 pH with ample perilite or in a grave with nutrient water.
Wasabi needs to be grown in full shade conditions during the warm and hot seasons.
While usually planted in the spring, wasabi can be planted at any point during the year in a controlled environment with 12″ spacing between plants. Wasabi is a perennial.