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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!


Plants for FALL 2018 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants once they become dormant. Middle to later October is generally that window. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as it ships!


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Armoracia rusticana
Horseradish is an incredibly hardy perennial member of the Brassica family (kale, mustard, collards, etc.). Hardy down to zone 3, with massive, deep tap roots, thick, rugged, glossy green foliage and intense flavor, this is a plant you can rely on. In fact, it is like Comfrey in that once you plant it somewhere, you can expect it to always be there. Digging it out will create more plants, not remove them! Think through where you’ll want it! Planted in an annual garden, you will find it quite hard to remove which is great if thats what you want…

Not often thought of as a chop and drop plant, Horseradish can be used just like comfrey with leaves cut periodically and used as a nutrient dense mulch for new plants. We also use it as a rhizome barrier on the edge of permanent planting areas to keep weeds and lawn from creeping into a garden space. The potent smell of roots, when cut into, help deter burrowing creatures as well.

Late fall to early spring, you can dig up your plant once it has had a year to establish and harvest pungent, beautifully flavored roots to use in your favorite dishes. Freshly grated Horseradish is an incredible experience! Plant a few fragments in a new place to expand your plants, or know that it will be coming back anyway! No need to dig it all up and store it, it stores best in the ground and can be dug up as needed.

You can purchase established plant crowns that have active growth on top or bundles of root fragments that can be planted out a bit below the soil surface with some mulch on top to have a large patch within a year or so. Root fragments are at least 1/2” thick and 2-3” long.

Roughly 3’ and a little taller when in full flower or in very happy conditions.

Site Preference:
Very hardy plant, can deal with dry or rough soil as it punches down deep with it’s tap root.  Enjoys full sun and rich soil but can handle a wider range.

Zone 3

Rooted Crown or Roots?:
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