Vegetables Horseradish Horseradish


(F1) Roots

Product ID: 399

Perennial sales with minimal effort.

The roots of this easy-to-grow, hardy perennial are ground to make wonderfully hot and sweet horseradish sauce which can be a value-added product at market. We supply root cuttings for spring planting. Perennial in Zones 3-8.



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This perishable item ships weekly from March through mid May, starting in the South. Add item to cart and enter your shipping zip code to select from a list of available ship dates for your plant hardiness zone. If you wish to choose a ship date earlier than the recommended dates you must place your order by phone (1-877-564-6697). Physical address required for delivery (no PO Boxes).
Horseradish will arrive as dormant root cuttings. If you are unable to plant them right away, keep damp (but not wet) and store in a cool place. SAUCE PREPARATION: Wash and peel roots. Outdoors or other, well-ventilated space, grate roots into bowl. Mix in white vinegar and salt (optional) to taste. Store sauce in tightly-closed container in refrigerator. TIP: Following harvest, replant a few harvested roots for the following year's crop. Horseradish should be divided and replanted at least every 2 years to prevent roots from becoming woody.
CULTURE: Well-drained, friable soil with a pH range of 6.2-6.8 will yield the best results. When roots are received, work the soil about a foot deep and incorporate compost, manure, or fertilizer. Make a 5-6" deep furrow and plant root cuttings 12" apart, slanted 2-3" deep with the flat-cut end up. Irrigate if soil is dry and as needed throughout season. For smoother, larger primary root harvest, carefully remove secondary or side roots as crop grows (known as "lifting"). Save side roots for re-planting. If producing a wild-root or field-run crop, this process is not needed.
HARVEST: Roots can be harvested in late fall when 8-10" long and 2-3" in diameter, or in early spring before re-growth (dig roots before plant leafs out to maintain pungency). A hard frost will sweeten the flavor of horseradish. Lift plants up with spading fork or shovel, being careful not to damage the thick, fleshy tap roots.
STORAGE: Store trimmed, washed roots in perforated plastic bags or containers in refrigerator, unwashed roots in root cellar. Ideal temperature is 32-33°F (0-.1°C).

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Armoracia rusticana
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
180 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)