Armoracia rusticaria

Horseradish plant By Sanja565658 [CC BY-SA 3.0,GFDL] (Photo Credits)

Famous for its spicy roots, it has a hot biting taste with a hint of sweetness. The plant is a hardy perennial herb that will grow rampantly under most condition except full shade and in wet ground. It is best controlled by growing in a container. Roots will keep in the ground throughout winter and can be harvested as required. They are an excellent source of sulfur. Young leaves can also be eaten raw or cooked, they have a strong flavour so are best used in moderation.
Other Names: Cochlearia armoracia


Specifications of Horseradish

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months July, August, September


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12y ago


I planted this in an area with hydrophobic soil in strong sun and no matter how much I watered nothing seemed to help. It struggled on for a year or so but then gave up the ghost.

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