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Wild Edible of the Week - Week 2 - "Horseradish"

Botanical name : Armoracia Rusticana

Common name : Horseradish


Physical appearance : A medium sized perennial with large, slightly toothed, wavy, dock like leaves. Grows up to 3 foot in height.

Edible parts : Roots - Most likely you will need a spade as the roots can be buried fairly deeply. 

Best places to find : Roadsides, railway embankments, waste ground.

Time of year : All year round although older plant roots get "woody" and loose their nutritional value and pungency/flavour. Ideally this should be harvested in late Summer.

Serving suggestions :Ideally, the roots should be extracted intact and then peeled to reveal the white inner flesh. Once, finely grated, this can be mixed with cream and powdered mustard to produce a delicious sauce which is a great accompaniment to fish and meat.

NB - Please be sure you know what you are picking. Many plants look similar to one another and many can be poisonous! Please seek professional instruction if you are unsure!

Big D
Big D


Big D An avid outdoors man and explorer, Big D has been studying the art of bush craft and survival for over 15 years. Initially instilled with forest and coastal knowledge from his grand parents, Big D has practiced and expanded these skill sets to a high level. Ever knowledgeable on many outdoor skills and gear, Big D is always ready to help with useful advice and tips. Professionally, he has been involved in the industry for 8 years and has published hundreds of articles and videos, which have been enriching social media sites for years. Big D has been a solid member of the Bushgear team since June 2016.

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