Buying Wasabi Seeds is fraught with problems, but there is a link below that should take you to a seller.
When you have decided that you are at the point where buying wasabi seeds and having a go at growing Wasabi for yourself has arrived then there are several things you need to take into consideration.
For that reason I have put together a short checklist that you should take some notice of.
- Growing Wasabi from seed is a hit and miss affair.
- Wasabi seeds need to be kept moist from collection to planting. If they dry out at any point then they will not germinate.
- It is best to try to get them to germinate in the fridge in damp sand.
- You can never be sure of what you will get from the seed. Some could be great tasting while others may be just terrible.
- The seeds could be contaminated with virus.
- You might have a problem when buying wasabi seeds with getting them through the import and quarantine requirements of your country. Some countries will destroy seeds out of hand while others will require import licenses and other bureaucratic interference. 🙁
Now that I have told you about all the problems that could occur, please do not let me put you off getting some if you can and trying to get them to germinate and grown to maturity.
Here is the link that I promised you.
Disclaimer: Buying Wasabi Seeds from this seller.
We have never purchased Wasabi Seeds from this seller, and we have no idea what the quality is like. I would be concerned about their delivery time which is stated as “Delivery: 15-34 days (ships out within 7 business days)“. My experience is that long delivery times for fragile things like wasabi seeds means there is a very low germination rate. I suppose all I can say is BUYER BEWARE.
Update: Note that we are not endorsing this particular seller, it was just the first one we came across. Now in 2018 there are lots of them on all the various auction sites. See our follow up post about this explosion of wasabi seed suppliers here.