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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 in the garden.

  • 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

24 Apr 15, Lynne (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I haven't grown it yet and have just bought a small plant. Plant in the full moon week as it is for root growth.
09 Oct 13, Callum (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I got mine from kings plant barn on the weekend. They had to order it in but it only took 2 weeks and cost $4
19 Sep 13, WARREN DAVIDSON (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Please where can i obtain a horseradish root;i live in warkworth. Thank you
15 Sep 13, Margaret Dagger (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
where can I buy horseradish seed or root ?
11 Feb 14, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Go hunting for it. First time I found was in an empty lot with sparse but green grass in Christchurch. Second time was by the Taylor river under a willow tree. On the bank. If you familiarise yourself with the leaves and keep a spade handy, its not difficult to find. It grows all over the place.
30 Mar 13, Kevin McCarthy (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Can money be made from growing Horseradish on a small plot? Thanks
04 Jun 11, Maria (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi just wanted to know if I can grow this in Dunedin, or where I could buy some fresh horse radish, thanks
21 Sep 11, Ross (Australia - tropical climate)
If your soil is volcanic they should do well the best horseradish I ever grew was in red volcanic soil in the Redlands east of Brisbane
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