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Wasabi crop mastered by far north Queensland chef-cum-farmer

Wasabi crop mastered by far north Queensland chef-cum-farmer

Jamie Ah Gee and his wife Annie now have 80 plants growing within a shade-cloth greenhouse at their home in Kuranda, west of Cairns.

"We found it almost impossible to source fresh wasabi in Australia and if you can the price is ridiculously prohibitive," Mr Ah Gee said.

Share Jamie and Annie Ah Gee have successfully propagated 80 wasabi plants at their organic market farm in Kuranda, west of Cairns.

Mr Ah Gee was remaining tight-lipped on the method he had used to grow the Japanese plant in far north Queensland.

"Wasabi sells anywhere from $250 to $400 a kilo for the fresh stem but the leaves can also sell for two to three dollars per leaf," Mr Ah Gee said.

Source: www.abc.net.au
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