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Growing Horseradish

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

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  • 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
  • Horseradish leaf
    Horseradish leaf

Horseradish is grown from root cuttings. If you know someone who has it in their garden, just one piece of root will start off for you.

Dig a deep hole and refill with compost as the horseradish has a long taproot. Plant it and then leave it alone. Apart from constant wet or cold, horseradish will grow in any part of the garden.

Horseradish is an aggressive grower and will quickly take over the garden. It will also grow well in a deep container or sink an old bucket in the ground to prevent spreading. Otherwise, remove all the plant when you harvest it and save one piece to replant.

Can be planted in early Autumn or Spring

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Horseradish

Strong, spicy flavour traditionally used with roast beef.

Used grated for horseradish sauce or horseradish cream

Your comments and tips

26 May 10, Peter Ben (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Can you tell me where can i get Horseradish plunt? I live in Adelaide. Thanks!
26 May 10, David Window (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi, I bought some horseradish root on ebay. It came from Vic or Sth Aus from a garden centre. David
09 Aug 10, Elisse (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I just got some by mail order from cornucopiaseeds in Kerang, VIC, I can't post the link here, but if you do a google search they will come up. They arrived fast as well. Planting them this week.
20 Mar 11, Karen (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I bought my horseradish plant as a baby from Bunnings for about $3.50. Second season now and I have about 7 plants in the one spot and it's GROWING... Wish I had have read that it takes over BEFORE I planted it in the ground!
25 Aug 10, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Peter Try ... John
03 Oct 10, Michelle Fletcher (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I am trying to locate where i can buy a horseradish plant, seeds or seedlings in Perth, W.A. I have discovered a lot of places over east wont mail to WA due to the restrictions here. Any help wil be apprecaited, thanks in advance Chelle
20 Oct 10, Martin (Australia - arid climate)
I just asked at Waldecks on Cnr Hamilton St & Karrinyup Rd, Osborne Park -and the girl took my name and number as they will be getting some in. Hope they do get it in. Martin
06 Feb 11, Belinda (Australia - temperate climate)
i have a baby starting to grow from escaped root, would be happy to share if you have had no joy, Belinda i am in bayswater
21 Feb 11, james thyer (Australia - temperate climate)
hi i am in maylands and would be very interested to get my hands on some horseradish. next time you harvest, can i grab a cutting?? 0412912147 thanks james
25 Jan 14, John potter (Australia - tropical climate)
Bunnings have some very nice plants ,
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Just thought I'd mention I found horsradish plants at Mitre 10 today in Westport. I've been looking for it for a very long time so was very happy. Other Mitre 10 store may have it now.

- Shelley Johnson

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