Radishes

Radishes

Raphanus sativus var. sativus

Plant family

Kreuzblütler (Brassicaceae) (Brassicaceae)

Season Overview

Sowing

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Low

Seeding distance

5 cm

Row spacing

10 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

Mid of May

Sowing

Description

This tuberous vegetable from the cruciferous family has a short cultivation period. It is ideal as a pre-, inter- or post-crop and as a marker seed for seeds with a long germination period, such as carrots. There are different varieties with red, yellow or white-red tubers. Also, different sizes and shapes, from round to cylindrical to oval. Radishes can be cultivated as spring and summer radishes. In this case, the appropriate variety should be selected depending on the growing period, otherwise there will be premature flowering and lignification of the tuber.

Origin:

Eastern Mediterranean region as well as the adjacent Near East.

Growing tips

Radish prefers humus, well-drained soil and uniform moisture due to rapid growth. In drought tubers can become woody, very sharp and furry.

Diseases

Downy Mildew

Clubroot

Pests

Flea Beetles

Aphids

Snails

Cabbage Fly