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Armoracia rusticana (Horse Radish)

£4.90
Aspect:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Well-Drained
Colour:
White

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Plant Details

The plant has lovely white flowers in early summer. It will spread if you let it, so plant in a contained space/container or somewhere you are happy for it do so.

The roots are shredded and used as a relish and it is also used in pickles and the young leaves can be used in salads.

Height: 60cm

History:

One of the many culinary herbs brought to Britain by the Romans, it was one of the bitter herbs eaten by Jews at Passover to remind them of the hard times suffered under Pharaoh.

Traditionally, Horseradish has been used to dispel evil forces by sprinkling it into the corners of the house, windows and doors. By the Middle Ages, Horseradish was used in a poultice to treat sciatica, rheumatism and gout.

 

Common name(s): Horse Radish

 

Photo: H. Zell, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.