Growing Horseradish

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

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?
02 Apr 16, Yvonne (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Where can I buy horse radish stock. I would like To grow my own
24 Oct 15, warren (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
you can get it from a sth island supplier - type in horse raddish on trade me. lovley people to deal with
01 Sep 15, Sabine (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Where can I get a horseradish root in Christchurch????
30 Aug 14, Tim (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Twiglands sell them
30 Apr 14, Brian (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hi everyone, Does anyone have a horseradish plant root for sale? I really want to plant some in my garden. Please PM if you do! Thanks, Brian
28 Nov 13, Frances (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I have grown horseradish several years in a row & havent managed to harvest a decent root yet. It sprouts up year after year but is all leaf & no useable leaf. What am I doing wrong?
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
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Hi Keith, Like you, I am also keen to get some horse radish plants as the stuff you can buy here is only the creamed sort and a bit bland. Did you have any luck finding a source?

- Peter Collis

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