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Armoracia rusticana
Synonyms: A. lapathifolia; Cochlearia armoracia; Nasturtium armoracia

Common Name(s): Horseradish
Family: Brassicaceae
Growth Habit: Annual/Perennial
Growing Days: 150 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=57° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 35 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -31° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Light to med
Soil Drainage: Semi-Poor
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Technically a perennial plant that is grown as an annual.
Cercospora, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew
Medicinal - folklore, Poison - mammals, Additive - flavoring
Temperate, subtropical, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Eastern Europe, Widely cultivated
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