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Armoracia rusticana (Horseradish) Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Armoracia rusticana (Horseradish)Herb in 1 Litre Pot 

Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) is a perennial plant of the Brassicaceae family, which also includes mustard, wasabi, broccoli, and cabbages. Native to southeastern Europe and western Asia, horseradish can grow up to 1.5m tall, and is mainly cultivated for its large white, tapered root.

Horseradish will grow in any soil and position, but prefers rich moist soil and some sun. Producing long tapering green leaves and racemes of small white flowers in late spring or early summer, Horseradish is not grown for its merit as a garden plant, but it will hold its own in the herb or vegetable garden.

After the first frost in the autumn kills the leaves, the root is dug and divided. The main root is harvested and one or more large offshoots of the main root are replanted to produce next year's crop. Horseradish left undisturbed in the garden spreads via underground shoots and can become invasive.

Herb Usage

The intact horseradish root has hardly any aroma, but when cut or grated it produces a pungent, hot-mustard condiment, or can be used to flavour pickles and sauces, most famous of course as an accompaniment to Roast Beef.

Buy Horseradish Online

Our potted Horseradish herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

 

Armoracia rusticana (Horseradish) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Any
Soil Type Moist well-drained soil
Flower Colour White
Height 60cm
Spread 150cm
Latin Name Armoracia rusticana
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary Meat & Poultry
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Autumn
Special Features None
Type of Garden Herb