Horseradish Plants
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Horseradish

Anonymous added on May 19, 2014 | Answered

My horseradish plant is about 3 years old this spring. Have not harvested it yet. It is currently blooming. Are you supposed to keep the blooms cut? Do they affect the quality of the roots - tenderness, etc.? They are pretty but long stems are falling over. Thanks.

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Nikki
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Answered on May 19, 2014

It has bolted. Taking the flowers off forces the plant to focus more on the roots, which is what you want to harvest, instead of flowers and then seeds. So it is helpful to prune the flowers. Here is more information on bolting: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/what-is-bolting-what-it-means-when-a-plant-bolts.htm

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