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Horseradish growing zones

 
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Location: College Station, TX Zone 8b
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Everywhere I look horseradish is listed as growing to zone 7 on the warm end of the scale. Does it need chill hours? Is anyone out there successful growing it further south? Why the cut off?
 
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I'm in zone 8-9 depending on who you ask. It's a great plant. I mostly eat the leaves. I make them into sauerkraut. It's mild but slightly fibrous raw. I remove the main rib and the rest is easy greens. It grows wild here.
John S
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Thanks, John! The hubby will be over the moon about the sauerkraut idea. I wonder why they stuck the "zone 7" in there originally. I am sure they thought it was wise at the time.
 
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I've seen many plants that they say zones 3-6, and it grows really well here. I'm thinking, "Who made that up?" and "Why don't they talk to someone in other zones? ".
I don't know why they say that.
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I've seen horseradish in an old abandoned garden in zone 2 (Saskatchewan)
 
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John Saltveit wrote:I'm in zone 8-9 depending on who you ask.  It's a great plant. I mostly eat the leaves. I make them into sauerkraut. It's mild but slightly fibrous raw.  I remove the main rib and the rest is easy greens.  It grows wild here.
John S
PDX OR


Would it grow in zone 10 in the pot? I found out, that it works very well for any kind of respiratory infection such as a cold, cough, tonsillitis, etc, and would like to have some, and fresh is best. Store bought produce is more and more widely irradiated.
 
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Can't speak for zone 10 buts its growing well for me in 8a. This spring should be 2 years that i have had it.
 
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