Shima Wasabi is the largest commercial wasabi farm in Australia, located in the ideal growing conditions of Tasmania’s temperate northwest.
Shima grows and markets pure Japanese wasabi (Wasabia japonica) and supplies many of Australia’s leading restaurants with premium grade, fresh wasabi products including flowers, leaves, stalks, and stems for grating to make fresh wasabi paste. There is also a growing interest in Shima wasabi from people at home who are looking for real wasabi. Often the ‘wasabi’ people eat is actually horseradish with less than 5% wasabi. Once they try the real thing, they rarely go back.
Apart from the well-known use with sashimi, wasabi also works well in condiments, with mayonnaise, in mash potato, or even in cocktails. Using rainwater captured on-site, Shima utilises a hydroponic growing system that enables a controlled growing environment.
Shima wasabi is said to rival the very best wasabi produced in the world. Wasabi paste, powder, leaves, and stalks are available online.