Want to go organic? Everyone is planting gardens, orchards, and making edible landscaping a hobby. Push out your chest with pride when it is harvest time and share your bounty with family and friends or open up your own roadside store! Horseradish Crowns (Armoracia rusticana) are considered an herb, condiment, stimulant, and an excellent source of vitamin C!
The leaves can be added to salads, soups, and as garnish - imparting their black pepper flavor and slight bite and heat to your recipes due to a volatile compound called isothiocyanate, but only when it has been crushed or ground. The small spikes of white flowers attract butterflies, but it is recommended to nip off any blooms so all the energy goes into the roots.
Very cold-hardy, these roots have been used since the days of ancient Greece and were worth their weight in gold! These are fast-growing and easy to care for! Horseradish contains an enzyme called peroxidase, which is extracted from the roots by the pharmaceutical industry for use by diabetics to test their blood sugar levels.
The peppery leaves are bright green and deeply lobed. Add these to your garden as a wonderful edible landscaping backdrop to your veggie and herb garden, or as a great border garden plant by your kitchen garden. Just put a few deep barriers into place to keep the roots from taking over.
Once harvested, scrub the roots, and pare off the outer coating. Cut the root into small pieces and pick out small dark spots and veins. The roots can be easily ground in a food processor. You may want to take this outside or in a well-ventilated area, as the fragrance will bring tears of joy to your eyes! Freeze some for future use or mix with vinegar for Horseradish spreads, garnish, and add some pep to meat dishes, soups, stews, and sauces!
Horseradish crowns are planted at least 6 inches deep or so. Once planted, your plant will grow and multiply for many years. If you live in USDA growing zones 4 - 6 you will be able to grow a decent root in a reasonable time. Under ideal growing conditions, a small piece of root planted in the spring can produce a usable root in the fall.
The roots should be dug only when the plant is not actively growing, preferably in the fall when the soil is dry but not yet frozen. These plants can spread and colonize an area but can become feisty and take over, so collar the roots or plant them in a pot with drainage into the ground to keep the roots better contained.
Enjoy growing your own Horseradish Crowns bought from our experts at Nature Hills Nursery. We’ll ship your quality bareroot plants to your area at the right planting time!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Armoracia rusticana|
|Mature Height||36 to 48 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Bright Green|
|Pruning Time||After Foliage Yellows|