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Growing Horseradish

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(Best months for growing Horseradish in New Zealand - cool/mountain 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

28 Aug 19, Kay Walden (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Would really be grateful if someone in Southland has a piece I could strike a plant from please
10 May 19, Marg Hanley (Australia - temperate climate)
I’m going to to establish a herb garden All advice appreciated Thanks
10 May 19, Fred Ericsen-Miller (Australia - temperate climate)
where can i get horse radish plants and where can i buy HOT horse radish
21 May 19, Geoff (Australia - temperate climate)
You buy small root pieces. Plenty on ebay tho expensive or I have some on FB marketplace.
05 Apr 19, Alan Russell (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I want to buy some horse radish roots here in Auckland... any gardeners that have some please email... thanks Alan (Gardenate does not allow sales advertising - perhaps you could arrange an exchange ?)
31 May 19, Lucy (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I have plenty of horse radish, but I live in United States and I don’t know if I can send the roots over seas. If I can mail the roots I will. Does anyone know?
10 Jun 19, Robin (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
New Zealand has strict quarantine laws when it comes to importing fruit, herbs and vegetables.I am sure they would not let it come in.
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
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