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Horseradish, Aromotacia rusticana

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Horseradish is easy to grow, thrives in full sun and this package of 4 roots are ready to plant, harvesting occurs one year after planting.

Mature Plant Size Up to 24" tall, Up to 18" wide
Size Package of 4

Plant Information

4 Horseradish

A culinary favorite! The sharp piquant flavor and penetrating smell of horseradish becomes apparent when the root is grated or ground.

WHEN TO PLANT: Plant your roots as soon as you can work the ground in early spring. If you need to wait; store roots in original packaging in the refrigerator for a short time. Roots can also be planted in late fall but mulch well to protect from frost while roots are developing.

WHERE TO PLANT: Horseradish prefers a sandy well-drained area in full sun but will tolerate part shade. The soil pH should be 6.2 to 6.7 and free of rocks. Choose a generous site for this prolific vegetable which can grow to 24" tall and 18" wide. A good plant to grow in the perennial herb garden or a deep container like a whiskey barrel planted.

HOW TO PLANT: Dig a hole 1 foot across and as deep as your shovel. Loosen the soil in the bottom of the hole. Place root on a 45 degree angle, around 6 inches deep for the small end and cover top of root with 1 to 2" of soil which will settle with time and watering. A balanced fertilizer such as 5-10-5 can be used at a rate of 5 lbs per 100 sq ft if necessary. Keep soil moist while new plants become established.

TIME TO HARVEST: Wait until the second fall after planting to harvest horseradish. For the best pungent flavor; wait to harvest roots until after several hard frost, or late fall. Dig up and separate out the fleshy roots from the side shoots for processing. Freshly dug and washed roots can be stored for several months in plastic bags at 32 to 38 degrees F.

USAGE: To prepare Horseradish, first start with a well ventilated room as the fumes are potent - a whiff may be stronger than you expect! It is also recommended that you wear gloves when working with fresh horseradish because the roots contain highly volatile oils which are activated when crushed. Wash fresh roots and peel outer layer. Grate by hand or use a blender or food processor using a fine screen. The addition of white vinegar prevents oxidation and spoilage. Your grated horseradish is now ready to use in dishes, sauces and condiments; enjoy! To keep prepared horseradish at its flavorful best, store it in a tightly covered jar in the refrigerator or in the freezer. Prepared horseradish will keep 4 to 6 weeks in the refrigerator and for 6 months in the freezer.
Using a blender for grinding makes home preparation more practical and less tearful than hand-grating.

HELPFUL TIPS: Fresh horseradish loses flavor as it cooks, so add towards the end of a dish or use as a condiment on top!

AFTER CARE: Horseradish will overwinter very well in the garden as long as it is planted in a well drained area. You can also mulch in the fall and continue to harvest throughout the winter. If not harvested, divide roots every 2 years.

PLANTING TIPS: After the first frost in the fall that kills the leaves, the root can be dug and processed.

Common Name Horseradish
Botanical Name Aromotacia rusticana
Days to Harvest Harvest in late fall after frost.
Mature Height Up to 24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 18" wide
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Advantages Containers
Additional Information A good plant to grow in the perennial herb garden or a deep container like a whiskey barrel planter.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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they never grew not 1


from no arlington nj

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    • Did Not Grow At All

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Horseradish:

      did not grow

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




      from Hawaii

      Comments about American Meadows Horseradish:

      not what I wanted

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


      Not anywhere near what is pictured


      from Seattle area

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      Comments about American Meadows Horseradish:

      I received my American Meadows horseradish roots in a package from another company (outsourced). They were not the 1+ inch in diameter pictured, but less than 1/2", and not complete roots, but cut at both ends, about 4" long. Three of them were firm, and healthy, but one was soft, and wrinkled (probably won't make it, but horseradish is resilient, so maybe). I did a little search and found #1 grade horseradish at over an inch in diameter at a lower rate for five pounds, from #1 horseradish producer in the U.S. If I print the name they wouldn't allow this review, but it's an easy search. Just a case of not doing enough research before purchase. My Bad.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




      from Fresno, Ca

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      • Fast growing
      • Grows in pots
      • Very large plants


      • Waiting for the goodies

      Best Uses

      • Mixed with wildflowers
      • Nice potted plant

      Comments about American Meadows Horseradish:

      We put them into pots with wildflowers as soon as we got them. They are lovely and very hardy. Having them in containers permits us to move them should the weather/heat/light become an issue. Just wish we didn't have to wait for that breath taking first taste!

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      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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