Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Hardy – Can Handle frost without damage.
Low Watering – Requires Little Water.
Low Maintenance – Requires little maintenance.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
Prepare soil about 25-30cm in depth. Plant the root cuttings at a 45-degree angle, with the top of the cutting about 5cm below the soil line, space them 75-80 cm apart.
After planting, horseradish requires little maintenance. If you desire large, straight roots, trimming the top part of the main root will produce a better product.
Grow horseradish in rich well-drained soil.
Can be used for meat and vegetable dishes.
Medicinal: Horseradish can be taken orally for urinary tract infections, kidney stones, fluid retention, infections of the respiratory tract, cough, rheumatism, gallbladder disorders, sciatic nerve pain, gout, colic, and intestinal worms in children.
|Interesting planting ideas||
Plant near sweet potatoes, strawberries, asparagus and rhubarb they all make wonderful companions. Should not be paired up with beans and watery/leafy vegetables.
Horseradish is low in Saturated Fat and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Folate.
|Common pests and diseases||
Snails, slugs, aphids, caterpillars and flea beetles. White rust, leaf spot and brittle root are common diseases.
Harvest horseradish in fall, winter, and early spring.
One plant is enough for the whole family.
Horseradish grows up to 1.5 meters tall, with bright green unlobed leaves up to 1 m long. It is cultivated for its large, white, tapered edible root. The flowers are lacy white in colour with four petals, scented and are borne in dense panicles.
Botanical Pronunciation: Ar-mora-cia rus-ti-cana
Armoracia rusticana requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.