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Wild Radish

Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. sativus

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Radish is a quick and easy growing root vegetable with a bright red-purple color and good flavour. The crisp, sweet flesh does not get pithy. This vegetable is very hardy, growing in most gardens and the bright coloring makes a colorful addition to any dish!

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Harvest 3-5 weeks after sowing. Pick radishes any time after the tuber has developed but they will be larger if left in the ground. The tuber should be visible through the soil or you can brush some of the soil from the radish top to check the tuber.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds in early spring to early summer, and again from late summer, 12-15 cm apart and 10-15 mm deep. Germination takes 4-10 days. continue sowing every second week to have continuous supply.

Geography

Origin
Europe
Natural climate
Cool and moist

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Medicinal
Vitamin C and other minerals.
Edible
The crunchy taproots are edible with a sweetly spicy flavour. They are great sliced or grated in salads and make beautiful garnishes.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Brassicaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

This variety is generally disease free but can be bothered by flea beetles that cause pinholes in the leaves which can reduce the growth rate and quality of radishes. Radishes can also be bothered by root maggots. Both pest's populations can be reduced by using a row cover.

Companion plants

Strawberries, asparagus, beans, peas, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, parsnips

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