Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Super Hardy

A very hardy perennial that grows in all zones except the hottest, low desert regions. Horseradish can take extreme cold. 

Crops
Spring
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

Horseradish will grow in almost any well-drained soil, but gets bigger when growing in a rich, moist soil with lots of organic matter. It will tolerate some shade.

Outdoor Growing Temp
40°F - 85°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
35°F

You can plant horseradish almost any time the soil isn't frozen.

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
-
Water
Moderate

Horseradish is quite drought tolerant, but grows larger if watered regularly.

Feeder
Light

Horseradish doesn’t need the pampered soil and growing conditions to be found in the intensive beds. It will be happy in almost any vacant spot in the garden.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes, but will need a large one, like a half wine barrel

Horseradish is often grown in containers to prevent it from becoming invasive in the garden (the plants will grow from any piece of the root). However, the container must be at least 15 gallons. Half barrels work well.  Use high quality potting soil.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Beige
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
18.0-24.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-18.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-9
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Horseradish is an acquired taste. A bite of the raw root may be the hottest thing you have ever eaten and this extreme pungency limits its use as food.