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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

23 Jul 17, Frank Thom (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Can anyone tell me if horseradish will grow at all in the Southeast Queensland region, Sunshine Coast, maybe through winter.
30 Oct 17, Liora (Australia - temperate climate)
I live just south of the border in NSW and my horseradish is doing really well. It took a while for it to establish - now it's shot off everywhere.
05 Jan 18, Trish (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Liora, We just moved to Kingscliff from Alice Springs, NT and I would like to grow my own horseradish. May I ask, where did you source your plant/root from? Alternatively, do you have a piece I could purchase? Thanks, Trish
21 Jan 18, Tahlie (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Trish, I just found some horseradish for sale at my local bunnings.
24 Jul 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
By this website it is planted Sept Oct. Read up about it is my suggestion.
24 Jul 17, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Horseradish should grow well in SE Qld but would probably still be dormant in the winter, particularly in cooler areas such as Toowoomba.
11 Jul 17, Trudy (Australia - temperate climate)
I always bought Heinz horseradish in a jar at Safeway or Coles now no longer available.Can buy it under Masterfoods but taste is horrible.Would love a real recipe to make my own(nice & creamy with a good bite of zest)where can I buy this plant??Bunnings??or other garden outlets???Please advise I live in Langwarrin vic
04 Nov 17, Kerri (Australia - arid climate)
Hi Trudy I live in Mill Park & am happy to give you a plant.
30 Oct 17, Liora (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Trudy. I bought my horseradish root through ebay - a place in the Blue Mountains (NSW) - it's grown magnificently but it did take a while to establish.
12 Aug 17, Narelle (Australia - temperate climate)
For many years I bought a brand named Edal or perhaps Edel but so long since I've been able to find it where I live on the Central Coast. When available it was in the refrigerated section of the supermarket. So good you can eat it from the jar.
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