A robust spreading perennial – it is better grown in the ground where there is ample space. The roots are collected in autumn/winter to make horseradish sauce.
- Great culinary herb
- Very easy to grow
- Spreads easily
- New plants started from root pieces
It was not until the seventeenth century that horseradish was introduced in this country and at the time was only eaten by labourers and farm workers. Over the last three hundred odd years it has spread successfully away from cottage gardens and can now be found growing wild in many places.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: June - July
A very easy herb to grow, it is happy in most aspects and likes a heavy rich soil. In the right place it can grow quite large and spreads slowly into a sizeable clump. It is definitely one for a larger garden or allotment; if you have neither then it may be possible to plant it on nearby waste ground where you can still harvest it. It can be grown successfully in a tall pot, though there tends to be smaller fibrous roots than when grown in the ground. Harvesting is unlikely to kill horseradish and any root left behind usually grows again, or if you think you may have dug it all up, return a small section just under the soil.
The fresh root of horseradish initially used as a medicine and then made more famous mixed with vinegar as a condiment with rich meat or fish.
It is hot, biting and pungent and it stimulates the circulation whether taken internally or externally.
Fire vinegar is an old recipe that combines immune boosting herbs in a vinegar infusion that also benefits the digestion with its bitter ingredients.
The root can be infused in oil and applied externally to inflammed joints to increase the circulation.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.