Growing Horseradish

Armoracia rusticana : Brassicaceae / the mustard or cabbage family

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

(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 10°C and 25°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 50 cm 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

06 May 21, LYN (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Don I'd like to some of your horseradish crowns if they are available. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Lyn
21 Jan 21, John (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted horseradish 2 months ago in November Which month should I dig up Also do I just take a root segment and replant
22 Jan 21, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
It is in the notes here. Harvest time. Replant after winter I would assume.
29 Nov 20, Boris Maylis (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi. Can I grow horseradish in box 75x50 sm deep 35 sm from wood? What’s soil I need to use.? How to grow only root without leaves? Thank you. Boris
30 Nov 20, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Don't use a high Nitrogen fertiliser if you don't want a lot of leaves.
29 Nov 20, Liz (Australia - temperate climate)
You just need ordinary soil. Keep it watered, a wooden box will dry out quickly. You cannot grow horseradish without leaves.
09 Sep 20, Evol (Australia - arid climate)
Can I grow horse radish in Townsville. Nth qld
10 Sep 20, Anon (Australia - tropical climate)
Work out your climate from the BLUE TAB Climate Zones at the top of the page. Go to the Horse Radish page, set the climate zone to your climate - TROPICAL. The recommended planting time is in the planting calendar.
16 Aug 20, Daisy Mulder (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can provide some horseradish roots. Contact me via email ( Note: Gardenate doesn't publish email addresses unless included in Comment)
10 Jun 21, mike (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hello Daisy, I need horseradish root for purpose of making a tonic. I could do with about 1-2 Kg. Can you assist ? I inquired with Gardenate, and followed up on your comment. I live in Midrand, betweenJjoburg and Pretoria. Thanks. Sincerely, Mike Habib
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I bought the Horseradish cuttings from eBay. They were sent from Springvale in Melbourne. Fast and easy and they all took off

- Per Elling

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