HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >

Discussion

Annual Horseradish Root Report on Sightings

I found what looks to be an excellent horseradish root at Roche Bros in West Roxbury. It was moist and rock hard. I can't report on the firepower yet because I won't grind it until next weekend.

I saw horseradish at Russo's last week but it was dry and spongy.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I bought an excellent firm, fiery one at Wilson Farms in Lexington last week.

    -----
    Wilson Farm
    10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

    1 Reply
    1. re: GretchenS

      The Wilson Farm horseradish is gorgeous this year. I had already bought a huge root from Whole Foods, and resisted buying another one.

      -----
      Wilson Farm
      10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

    2. Yep, I bought mine at Roche Bros. last year...The funny thing was, the guy didin't even know what it was!

      1 Reply
      1. re: galleygirl

        Sighted large, knobby roots at Roche Bros. West Roxbury,Friday, 3.26, 1900 hours...

      2. Whole Foods always has giant ones that are very fresh!

        1. I was at Russo's today. They must have gotten in some new horseradish. Some was sub-par but the one I got was nice and firm. I would not recommend a special trip to Russo's for horseradish, but if you are already going there for something else and also need horseradish, chances are you will be able to cross it off your list.

          1. Got some at Somerville Market Basket the other day - firm, moist, and covered in earth. Prepared some with vinegar and am letting it steep, and boiled the rest with some potatoes. Boiling mellowed the flavor a tad bit, but still about as bitter as that one aunt...