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Growing Horseradish

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(Best months for growing Horseradish in South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical regions)

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  • Easy to grow. Plant root pieces. Best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 25°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 50 cm 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

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.
09 Sep 18, mpho mabaso (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Where to buy horseradish in Gauteng - Vaal?
29 May 19, Anna Bredell (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I would also like to know where I can obtain cuttings to plant. I live in Vanderbijlpark...Gauteng
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?
06 May 18, zukiswa makoba (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I leave in KWT I would love to know how can I get your horseradish pls. my phone no is 082 7236 761
27 Jan 18, buys (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
where can i get horseradish to plant
08 Feb 18, Astrid (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi Jan, Try They sell horseradish rhizomes (pack of 3 for R60). I bought some recently and they were excellent quality.
17 May 17, Yvonne (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I bought white radish at thane market and was told that is also horse radishould is it true?
17 May 17, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
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
07 Mar 17, Sindi Shembe (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
where can I buy horseradish around gating and m also interested in getting a plant to plant it in my garden where can I get it.
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