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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

Your comments and tips

15 Jun 18, Paul (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Kim. We can probably help depending on the type. I understand some folks call a rather large white tuber HR. We have the type that grows in the ground as a root, extremely hot, dies back in winter and comes away spring. Used for sauces etc. Is this what you want? Paul.
22 Mar 18, Tonia van der Lem (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I Live in Gisborne and want some horseradish.Where can I get them. Also I look for Echinesea plants. Thank you
08 Jan 19, Mitchell Mcfarlane (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Tonia. Did you have any joy in getting some horseradish? I'm also in Gisborne and keen to get started. Thanks
30 Sep 17, Shelley Johnson (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Just thought I'd mention I found horsradish plants at Mitre 10 today in Westport. I've been looking for it for a very long time so was very happy. Other Mitre 10 store may have it now.
16 May 16, Anthony (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Where can i buy horse radish plants to grow?
29 Nov 16, Tim Neal (New Zealand - temperate climate)
where are you located? Im near Feilding. I have some well-established root which you're more than welcome to dig up a few and plant.
29 Dec 17, Nick (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Just seen your reply about horseradish - I live in Feilding, is it possible to get a cutting. Thanks Nick
21 Jun 17, Matt Brand (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Hi, just found your comment about horseradish on the web. I've been looking for some for ages. Can I buy some plants of you? I live in Ohakune,but have family in Fielding. Thank you very much
10 May 16, Rita (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have just ordered 3 horseradish plants from plant barn who got them in specially for me . I have just managed to find another source so if you want them you can purchase them instead.please email me and I will will give you more details.
04 Jun 16, Helen (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I live in HAWKE'S BAY and am wanting to source some root cuttings to plant Horseradish in October. Does anyone know where I can order/purchase these?
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Hi Tonia. Did you have any joy in getting some horseradish? I'm also in Gisborne and keen to get started. Thanks

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