Does anyone know of someplace in the LA area that sells fresh wasabi root?
mitsuwa and nijiya have it very very occasionally. it might be helpful to call the back offices and ask the produce people to get it for you. nijiya: 310 575-3300. ask for shimada san who is always nice; if you ask her she might be able to get it from the produce guy in torrance who works for the chain
We bought two plants from Pac. Farms. We live in Agoura where it probably was too hot and dry. Still, 18 months later, we had a big enough tuber to grate. We transplanted the new, small tubers, but the plant died.
It's worth a try, especially in a cooler climate.