Production and Marketing of Tasmanian Wasabi

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The report details the development of commercial production of wasabi in Tasmania. The report describes how traditional cultivation systems have been adapted to suit Tasmanian conditions and research that has been undertaken to improve product quality through the use of selected planting stock and disease management. The report also identifies the increasing interest in Tasmanian wasabi products that has been generated in both domestic and international markets. The report is targeted at potential growers, investors and research scientists who are keen to be involved in innovative development of a new industry which takes account of the traditional culture of wasabi and aims to extend the range of people who experience the attributes of this unique herb.

Angela Sparrow
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation