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

30 Jun 20, Claire Stronge (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi. You can buy little seedlings at Buleen art and garden centre. I just planted my first ones and they were eaten by slugs so Be careful.
15 Jun 20, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Google internet seed selling websites.
02 Apr 20, Kerri (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, just dug up my horseradish and it is really spindall. What have I done wrong?
03 Apr 20, anon (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
My guess would be you have picked it too early or your soil is a bit poor. Read the notes here about growing it. Or google how to grow it.
04 Mar 20, Desma Cornhill (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hello. I live in Auckland and am keen to find a piece of horseradish to plant in my garden. Can anyone assist?
08 Mar 20, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try nursery or internet seed selling companies.
04 Mar 20, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try a nursery or seed selling website.
16 Feb 20, Chris (Australia - temperate climate)
Does horseradish produce seeds. If, when and how to recognise them. Where to buy in Australia the horseradish seeds? Regards Chris
24 Feb 20, Clare (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Chris, It's easy to grow from a piece of root , you just have to plant it and it takes care of itself. It's best not to plant in the garden as it is invasive.I have it growing in a large pot and can send you a piece if you like . Cheers Clare
28 Feb 20, matt (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Clare, If you are serious, i would love to try and grow it? Im in Reservoir, Vic. Thanks matt
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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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