IMPORTANT: You are using an old browser. You will not be able to checkout using this browser for data security reasons. Please use another browser or upgrade this one to continue. Read more.

Horseradish, Maliner Kren

Short Description

Excellent variety for making your own ground horseradish.

Full Description

This is the standard variety for gourmet horseradish sauce. Vigorous plants produce large white roots for use in late fall or winter-just chop and add vinegar. Plant as soon as the soil can be worked with the thick end up, about 18" apart. Harvest after 1 year in the garden.
Buy this product
Item # Product
Item#: 69039
Order: 1 Pack (5 bareroots)
- +
Buy 2 or More for $19.95 each
Send me an email when this item is back in stock
Horseradish, Maliner Kren
Horseradish, Maliner Kren, , large
Item #: 69039
1 Pack (5 bareroots)
Customers also bought these products

Thank you!

Add to Wish List

We're sorry this plant 69039 is done shipping for the season

Product properties

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

140-160 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

8 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

20-24 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow


Item 69039 cannot ship to: AA, AE, AK, AP, AS, CN, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
See all Burpee plant shipping restrictions for your state

the burpee




since 1876


Enlarge Photo
Print Page


Introduction to Raised Bed Gardening
If you’ve ever wanted to know just what raised bed gardening is then this is the place to start.
Watch video
Organic Gardening Basics
Organic gardening means growing using all natural methods. We explain the basics to get you started.
Watch video

How to Sow

  • Roots received before you are able to plant may be stored in slightly moist soil or sand or wrapped in a damp cloth held in a cool cellar for a couple of weeks. Examine the roots frequently as they should not be allowed to dry out, not should they be allowed to decay from too much moisture.
  • Plant horseradish in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked.
  • Choose a location in full sun with moist, fertile and medium heavy soil. Horseradish is a perennial crop, so choose a planting site where the roots may spread undisturbed.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Set plants 18 inches apart in rows 30 inches apart. Plant with the thick or larger end up, either in an upright or horizontal position. When planting in a vertical position, a stick or dibble 1 inch in diameter may be used to make the hole in which to plant the root. Cover the roots with 3 inches of soil.
  • Plants may take 4-6 weeks to emerge.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Several sprouts will grow from each root. The weaker sprouts should be broken off so that one or two of the strongest remain.
  • When the largest leaves reach 10 inches long, dig up main root and remove side roots on top (but NOT the bottom). Remove nearly all the leaves on the crown, then replant crown.
  • Repeat after 6 weeks.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Many gardeners make new plantings within five years as older roots tend to become woody.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • Dig up roots after fall frost kills the foliage.
  • Store in refrigerator in an airtight plastic bag.
  • Use grated roots as a condiment.
  • Leaves may be used in salads.
  • Horseradish may be dried, either sliced or grated. It may be frozen using a vacuum sealer to help retain the savory oils.
  • Horseradish may be stored whole in a box of dry sand in a cool, dark place through the winter and used as needed. Or it may be preserved in vinegar.
Days To Maturity
140-160 days
Fruit Size
8 inches
Full Sun
12 inches
20-24 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
After Last Frost
12 inches
Life Cycle
Horseradish, Maliner Kren is rated 2.5625 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Goos I bought ten horseradish roots, only two sprouted and of the two one only got about three leaves then it died.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dead roots I purchased this product specifically for a garden barrier of sorts. I have a serious deer problem so I am attempting natural solutions to keep them away. I am completely unsatisfied with this product. I recieved the roots to be planted in a normal condition. I followed the instructions to the tee. Not a single root sprouted any plants. Instead the all rotted away. I have had the problem with all things ordered from burpee lately and have considered switching nurseries.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor results I planted each of the roots. Only one produced a plant. I was really disappointed. Everything else in the garden did well.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from never grew I planted the roots as directed; but they never sprouted need more planting direction. Same with the rutabaga seeds; they grew but not even half matured and were not big enough to use The Kolrabi did the same
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought They were dead. I planted the roots mid spring as directed. After 6 weeks I thought they didn't make it. Finally saw green poking out of ground. They then grew very fast and are healthy. Every one have grown well. Looking forward to making fresh horseradish.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not one of 5 came up. The roots were very dry when received and I planted them in good soil, lots of water etc. Not one came through. True to their promise, Burpee provided a full refund. Just wish these would have grown.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Total loss! Planted shortly after they arrived. They looked pretty dry, and didn't seem to still be viable. Hoped I was wrong, but not one has come up and its been over a month? Plenty of water, good soil, what the?? Always had good luck with Burpee, not so sure now??
Date published: 2016-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good I ordered this product in early spring and planted it about 6 weeks ago. The 5 roots appeared healthy and viable. All have since sprouted and have greened out nicely. I won't know for a year how the crop turns out but so far I am pleased.
Date published: 2016-05-13
  • 2016-10-22T06:16CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.4.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_16
  • loc_en_US, sid_prod000722, PRD, sort_mostRecent
  • clientName_Burpee