[Market-farming] Horseradish

Richard Stewart rstewart at zoomtown.com
Tue Oct 13 09:52:12 EDT 2009

I have never sold Horseradish and I am curious what people charge as  
well.  We have a second year plot.

Lucy, last year we waited till after our first frost and then  
harvested.  Our roots were small compared to this year.  I dug up a  
single sample and had roots that we let sit for two seasons and saw  
500% growth development (by weight).  Any smaller roots, shoots, and  
tendrils had excellent development the following year.

Our sale of herbs to restaurants has dramatically increased.  We sell  
our herbs for a dollar an ounce and thus 16.00 a pound.  Not too sure  
if I would sell horseradish for the same. Next year we will be  
investing more in such crops.

I hope you weathered that last batch of rain well and temps don't dip  
too low the next couple of weeks.


Richard Stewart
Carriage House Farm
North Bend, Ohio

An Ohio Century Farm Est. 1855

(513) 967-1106
rstewart at zoomtown.com

On Oct 13, 2009, at 5:54 AM, Owsley lucy wrote:

> We have first year plants, should we risk harvesting some this year  
> or leave them be? I know that when most folks dig up their  
> horseradish they get more but the past couple of times we have tried  
> to grow this stuff we have killed it when we harvested (or it died  
> out before it got that far). The plants look great this year but  
> don't want to risk killing them.
> And how much do you guys charge for fresh horseradish root?
> Lucy Goodman
> Boulder Belt Eco-Farm
> Eaton, OH
> http://boulderbelt.blogspot.com
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