Common Name: Horseradish
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 15.0 cm
Sow Spacing: 60.0 cm
Harvest: July & August
Months to Sow Ouside: March
The root of this vegetable is delicious when grated and used in association with roast beef or fish. It is easy to grow and has a very strong flavour. Care should be taken preparing the root though as the pungent fumes can cause irritation to the eyes. Great stuff for clearing the sinuses!
- Garden care: Best planted in early spring into 15cm deep holes which are spaced at 60cm intervals. To stop it getting out of hand (it can become invasive) you should lift all the plants in October after the first frost. You can store the roots in sand using the larger ones in the kitchen and replanting the smaller ones the following spring. Alternatively you can grow it in a deep container filled with John Innes No 2 compost.