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  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    Horseradish is a large spreading vegetable, used primarily for its pungent roots. It should be given a confined space, as it spreads rapidly if left unchecked.

    Latin Name

    Armoracia rusticana



    Type of Plant


    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Max Height: 2.5'
    Max Spread: 3'


  • Vegetable
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun


    Native Range

    Southeastern Europe


    Horseradish was noted in Washington's gardener's report in May of 1798.

    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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