Radish

Radish

Raphanus sativus subsp. longipinnatus

Plant family

Kreuzblütler (Brassicaceae) (Brassicaceae)

Season Overview

Sowing

Harvest

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Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Seeding distance

15 cm

Row spacing

20 cm

Seeding depth

1.5 cm

Instructions

Mid of May

Sowing

Description

This root vegetable from the cruciferous family has a pungent taste. There are diverse varieties that differ in size, color and shape, as well as duration of cultivation.

Origin:

Presumed descent from the hederich (wild radish) from the Near East.

Growing tips

Summer radish should be sown from April to early August, autumn radish from early July to late August. After about 8-10 weeks summer radish is ready for harvest, winter radish usually after 13-15 weeks. If harvested too late, the radish becomes furry and woody.

Diseases

Clubroot

Radish Black Rot

Pests

Flea Beetles

Cabbage Fly