Horseradish is an easy to grow perennial in the Brassicaceae family that has multiple functions within the orchard and the homestead.
First, if you like horseradish, planting a few roots will give you a lifetime access to these edible roots which excel in creating the most wonderful, spicy condiment. But there’s a lot more to it than this.
It is also known as a medicinal plant that is good for:
Dissolving mucus in the sinuses.
Increasing your intake of glucosinolates (reduces carcinogens within the liver)
Excellent vitamin and mineral content.
Within the orchard, it is a great plant for a Permaculture guild (plants that work together for a more productive sum than their individual plants). We grow it with our cherry trees and it does seem to encourage fruiting. We’re not alone as The Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast shares how horseradish has helped their cherry trees as well.
Their greens are an edible bitter green and work well in stir frys. They’re easy to prepare and easy to preserve. Great nutrient for year round use. Here is a great link from the Forage Chef on how to use them in your cooking.
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