How to plant horseradish

Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus

The horseradish is mistakenly known as Japanese turnip, Chinese turnip or long turnip, as it is not really a turnip, but an Asian variety of radish. It is sometimes called daikon, which is its name in the Japanese language (大 根), whose literal meaning is “great root”.


The horseradish can be grown in regions where the average temperature remains below 27 ° C, with the ideal temperature range between 10 ° C and 20 ° C. Some cultivars withstand higher temperatures well.


The horseradish can be grown in direct sunlight or in partial shade with high light.


Cultivate in well-drained, light soil, without stones and other debris, fertile and rich in organic matter.


Irrigate frequently so that the soil is kept moist, but without being soaked.


Sow the seeds directly at the final location of the garden. Horseradish can be grown in pots, as long as they are large enough for the roots to fully develop.


Remove invasive plants that are competing for nutrients and resources.

You can pile up soil regularly with the plants, so that the root is not exposed to sunlight, which could induce the production of chlorophyll and leave the exposed part greenish.


Horseradish harvesting can take place 50 to 80 days after planting, depending on the cultivar and growing conditions, but the plant can be left in the soil to grow until its harvest is necessary.

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