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Misho Wasabi 'Eutrema japonicum' plants

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Misho Wasabi Description and Planting Instructions
Description: Misho Wasabi plants are a unique variety that create a lighter green color and offers a pungent tangy taste. It produces medium to large sized rhizomes.

Common Name: Misho Wasabi
Scientific Name: Eutrema japonicum
Family: Brassicaceae

Plant: Herbaceous perennial, typically growing to about 20-30 cm (8-12 inches) in height.
Leaves: Large, heart-shaped, dark green leaves with a glossy surface and long petioles.
Flowers: Small, white, clustered on a stalk that rises above the foliage.
Rhizomes: Thick, knobby, pale green, and highly prized for their culinary use.

Culinary: Misho Wasabi rhizomes are grated to produce a pungent condiment commonly used in Japanese cuisine, particularly with sushi and sashimi.
Ornamental: Its attractive foliage and unique growing requirements make it a distinctive plant for shade gardens.
Planting Instructions:

Temperature: Prefers cool, temperate climates with temperatures between 8-20°C (46-68°F).
Humidity: Thrives in high humidity environments.
Sunlight: Prefers partial to full shade, avoiding direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorch.

Type: Requires well-draining, consistently moist soil rich in organic matter.
pH: Slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0).
Planting Steps:

Seed Preparation:

Obtain fresh, healthy seeds from a reputable source.
Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours before planting to improve germination rates.
Site Selection:

Choose a shady location, such as under trees or alongside a north-facing wall.
Ensure the site has access to a constant supply of fresh water, as wasabi prefers a steady flow of water over its roots.
Soil Preparation:

Prepare a well-draining bed by incorporating compost or well-rotted manure.
Ensure the soil is rich in organic matter to maintain moisture.

Plant seeds or rhizome sections 5-7 cm (2-3 inches) deep and 30-45 cm (12-18 inches) apart.
Cover with soil and water thoroughly.

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
If possible, use a drip irrigation system to maintain steady moisture levels.

Apply a layer of organic mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
Keep the mulch a few inches away from the base of the plants to prevent rot.

Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates and frequency.
Pruning and Maintenance:

Remove any yellowing or damaged leaves to maintain plant health.
Ensure the plants are spaced adequately to allow good air circulation.
Pest and Disease Management:

Monitor for pests such as aphids, slugs, and snails.
Use organic or chemical controls as necessary, following guidelines for safe application.
Practice good hygiene by removing fallen leaves and debris from around the plants.

Wasabi rhizomes can be harvested after 18-24 months of growth.
Carefully dig up the rhizomes, avoiding damage to the roots.
Trim off the leaves and roots, and wash the rhizomes thoroughly before use.
By following these instructions, you can successfully grow and harvest high-quality Misho Wasabi.

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