Armoracia rusticana, commonly called horseradish, is a somewhat coarse vegetable that is grown for its pungent, fleshy roots which are harvested and grated to make sauces or relishes.
Plant features large, variably sized (up to 2' long), dock-like, toothed, shiny, dark green leaves and insignificant, whitish flowers which appear in summer in terminal panicles.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height
2.00 to 2.50 feet
Flowers not showy
easy to grow
Planting and care
Best left undisturbed until harvest time in winter as broken roots will freely germinate. Roots can be taken at any time though.
Armoracia rusticana care
Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun / full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Horseradish is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.
32 degree F
Apply any organic fertilizer
Armoracia rusticana special feature
butterflies and bees attracter
Armoracia rusticana uses
Grow in a quiet, sunny corner of the vegetable garden where its spreading habit will not crowd out other plants
High Vitamin C content
Has anti-bacterial, diuretic and stimulant properties
Horseradish and honey when gargled are said to be good for sore throats
Can be used as a tonic for the liver and spleen
Can help digestion and wind!
Can ease arthritis, gout, urinary tract infections and sciatica
Flowers are used to make Horseradish Sauce
The leaves are also spicy when eaten raw
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Armoracia rusticana ?
Armoracia rusticana is commonly known as horseradish
How tall do Armoracia rusticana grow?
On average Armoracia rusticana grows 2.00 to 2.50 feet
What color are Armoracia rusticana ?
A Armoracia rusticana plant bears flowers of color white
When Armoracia rusticana blooms?
With enough light, Armoracia rusticana may produce white flowers in Flowers not showy
How hard is Armoracia rusticana to grow?
A Armoracia rusticana is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Armoracia rusticana need?
A Armoracia rusticana prefers Full sun
How much water does a Armoracia rusticana need?
A Armoracia rusticana prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Armoracia rusticana need?
A Armoracia rusticana prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Armoracia rusticana like?
A Armoracia rusticana prefers 32 degree F
How often should I fertilize my Armoracia rusticana ?
To encourage Armoracia rusticana growth, Apply any organic fertilizer