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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
  • 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

15 Feb 19, Vera (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hi, I would love to plant horseradish in my Waihi garden. Is there anyone in the area who can spare a piece of root? Cheers, Vera
13 Feb 19, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Found this site looking for where to put my horseradish and saw someone wanted echinacea. I have some.
28 Dec 18, Viera (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We love horsesredish Where we can buy it Help us please Cheers Viera
05 Jan 19, Mike Logan (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look up on the internet.
27 Nov 18, sabine (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Could you provide a supplier list for purchasing horseradish roots online in south africa, for planting purposes. Thank you.
16 Nov 18, phil (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go on line to Daleys Fruit Nursery. they posted it to me and it is growing brilliantly.
09 Sep 18, mpho mabaso (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Where to buy horseradish in Gauteng - Vaal?
07 Aug 18, david (Australia - tropical climate)
I live in Nicaragua, there never is any frost. Can I grow horseradish here? Is there a secret to growing in hot climates?
04 Aug 18, David Marks (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Does anyone have any horseradish roots for planting. Thanks
31 Jul 18, Annebelle van Tongeren (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi. I would love to plant a bed of horseradish as I am finding it impossible to buy. If there is anyone you could suggest who might be able to help me set up my patch, that would be great. Thanks.
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Where to buy horseradish in Gauteng - Vaal?

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