Growing Horseradish

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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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

Your comments and tips

14 May 11, phil (Australia - temperate climate)
Hey Ted, Can you sell me some roots as well????
04 Jan 11, Józef (Australia - temperate climate)
After a trip to Poland in 2007 and 2009 I've grown to love horseradish. You can't buy it strong enough here so I want to grow my own or hope to buy some. I live in Sydney, Ryde area. Dziękuje
07 Jun 11, Laszlo (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Love the horseradish.Bought some recently, how do you keep it fresh?
09 Jan 11, (Australia - temperate climate)
How do you no when ready to use
01 Apr 11, Pauli (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
As regards horseradish, I have grown this plant, but in my opinion, it would be a mistake to think you can plant it in April and harvest in 24 weeks time and have a useful root. For Horseradish to get a nice thick root, with the distinct pungent flavour, it takes a good two years per plant. And do not underestimate how much work it is to clean the dirt out before shredding the root. It is a wonderful taste and worth the hard work, but in my experience, you need to set up a dedicated bed, plant the roots and then prepare to wait a few years to get the cycle of having a constant supply of usable nice thick roots. The roots grow very deep into the soil (a good 2-3+ feet) so it is a good idea to leave some room around each group of plants, because you need to dig quite a wide hole to get the roots out. We always harvest at Easter here in Sydney. Bon apetit.
17 Apr 11, Colin Smith (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in Vermont Melbourne 3133 and want to grow my own Horseradish.....Where can I buy a root locally ? I have had varying experiences with email purchases in the past so would prefer to drive and collect it. Thank You
18 May 11, Hans (Australia - temperate climate)
Not exactly close to you, but Psarakos in Thornbury (fruit and veg grocery) seems to always stock fresh horseradish. It is up the back in a tub of water sold by weight. Today I just bought a lump with shoots coming out the top and planted it. Then I googled and found this page... Hopefully it will grow well.
13 Jul 11, Peter (Australia - temperate climate)
Camberwell market vegie stalls have it though ask as they don't keep on shelves.
01 May 11, hans glatz (Australia - temperate climate)
i'm from westaustralia and got problems to plant horseradish mostly the stames are to thin.can you help me.thank you regards hans
14 May 11, phil (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Hans, Did you buy them here in Perth as I live in Yokine?
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