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Home | Vegetables | Horseradish July 21, 2017
Horseradish   Horseradish: While horseradish grows from root cuttings, rather than seeds, let it develop a strong root system in the first year. Once you plant the cuttings, just stand back and enjoy the roots of your labor next year.

Horseradish benefits from being planted in a well-drained, loose, rich soil for better yield. It doesn't need much attention except additional water during try spells.

Along with the culinary uses horseradish is known for, leaves can also be used as a preventative for a fungus that affects fruit trees. Just mash them up and extract the liquid and spray on fruit trees.

If picked in early spring, leaves of the plant can also be used in salads to add a little kick. When preparing the root, be careful since many are sensitive to the heat the plant produces. Once grated, if not used immediately or mixed in vinegar, the root darkens and loses its pungency and becomes unpleasantly bitter when exposed to air and heat.

  Check back in Fall 2010 for our 2011 rootstock catalog.

Horseradish Roots - We have selected the strain "Big Top" for its size, vigor, wide adaptability and resistance to foliage diseases, rust and bacterial spot (all common problems in horseradish). These plants are top performers; you only need a few roots to last a lifetime!
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