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Planting & Growing Horseradish

By GrowOrganic.com on January 30, 2012

In this video, Tricia shares her tips for planting and growing horseradish.

  Comments (3)


Great info! Wondering if greens are edible? They probably are “piquante” but I use greens in soups and that seems to mellow them.
Also, roughly how long will horseradish roots keep in the veggie crisper before becoming moldy? Thanks!

Posted by Karen on Dec. 13, 2018 at 4:25:26 PM

Karen, I am not sure if they are good, but I think they would be kind of tough. Here is information I found on storing the roots.
“Roots can be stored for 8 to 12 mo at 0°C (32 °F) with 98 to 100% RH (Adamicki et al. 1999). Pungency is rapidly lost at higher temperatures, and roots dry out at lower RH. Perforated polyethylene bags and lined crates or bins can maintain a high RH during storage. Roots can also be stored at -1 to -2°C (28 to 30 °F). Freshly harvested and washed roots can be stored for several months in polyethylene bags
or lined polyethylene crates. In areas with mild winters, horseradish may be left in the ground and harvested in early spring. Horseradish can also be stored over winter in cool cellars or in outdoor pits (clamps) or trenches.” This was from a USDA publication on storage of fruits and vegetables. Geared more toward the commercial grower, but it works for home use as well.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Dec. 14, 2018 at 12:07:33 PM


The leaves of horseradish are delicious. We have enjoyed them both raw and cooked. The flavor is very mild, and do not forget the spine or stem. We finely cut the leave spines and add them to our cooked vegetables.

Posted by Ford W on Dec. 18, 2018 at 10:38:24 PM

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