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Growing Horseradish

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(Best months for growing Horseradish in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant crowns

  • Easy to grow. Plant root pieces. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 20 inches apart
  • Harvest in 16-24 weeks. Some improvement in flavour if left till after frost..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Best kept separate

Your comments and tips

16 Jul 17, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
This combination mixed with sour cream also makes a fantastic dip!
05 Jul 17, Kim (Australia - temperate climate)
Interested.have you got any spare.
07 Jul 17, John (Australia - temperate climate)
I can send you some pieces of horseradish root. Please email 'horseradish' to [email protected] with your name and address.
01 Aug 17, Val Jefferies (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
John, just looked up the net for growing turmeric and noted your comment on horseradish. Absolutely love the stuff but was unaware I could grow it. I would love to be able to get some from you and am willing to pay for it and its postage too if you have any left. Thank You Val
19 Jun 17, john (Australia - temperate climate)
any recipes for real horseradish / European style? I think that it is just grated and put with vinegar but notsure
17 Jun 17, Glenn Dahlem (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Are places unusually hot in summer, such as Phoenix, AZ area, too hot for horseradish to grow, assuming it's being watered throughout the summer months?
13 Oct 17, (Australia - arid climate)
It's not too hot, but in place like Nul Arbor plain in Aus., better to plant in Winter, & be sure to water.
05 Jun 17, George Robson (Australia - temperate climate)
I have a couple of plantlings if you want one let me mnow
24 Jun 17, Sonya (Australia - temperate climate)
Interested. Postcode nsw 2502 Thankyou
20 Jun 17, Linda Morse (Australia - arid climate)
George I would love some plantings if you have some to spare. Please let me know cost of postage to pcode 4519
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I once bought white radish (daikon) at a market and was told it was parsnip! radishes and horseradish are totally different plants. Radish is grown from seed and the root is harvested when it is ready. Horseradish can be grown from seed but is normally grown from root pieces. It is 'very friendly' and will spread whereas ordinary radishes will only grow from seed. Trust this helps

- John

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