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

19 Oct 19, Anna Frampton (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I’ve just acquired some in Southland. I’ll grow it up this season and can pass some root on to you in autumn/winter if you’d like? If you send me your email address, I can let you know when I harvest it.
10 Nov 19, Kristina (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Anna, Can I have some of yours later? I live in Northland. My email is [email protected] Thank you.
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.
25 Jun 18, Ingwi Basher (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi, I would love to find out where in the Hawkes Bay region I can buy a plant or cutting? Having grown up in Sweden / Europe with many traditional dishes containing the wonderfully hot root (grated and mixed in sauces, potato salads etc. .. the list is long) I truly miss the unique flavour ...
11 Jun 18, Kim (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi I want to buy some horseradish to grow, Where can I go? We are in Katikati
01 Apr 19, Ken (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I recently picked up a seedling at Palmers in Bethlehem
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Would really be grateful if someone in Southland has a piece I could strike a plant from please

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