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Rhaphanus sativus

There are few vegetables that grow as quickly and easily as radishes. (A great reason to plant them with children.) In less than a month from planting from seed, these crunchy, peppery radishes will be ready for serving in salads.

Some types are ready in as little as three weeks from seeding. Larger types, called daikon or winter radishes, require 50 to 55 days to mature. Because they germinate and grow so quickly, radishes are ideal to seed interspersed with slow-to-emerge crops such as carrots and parsnips. The radish seedlings break the soil crust for the slower-growing root crops, and by the time the carrots or parsnips need more space, the radishes will be ready to harvest.


Part Sun, Sun



Under 6 inches


2-6 inches wide

how to grow Radish

more varieties for Radish
'Cherriette' radish

'Cherriette' radish

is ready to harvest 26 days from planting. The variety grows well either as a spring or fall crop.

'D'Avignon' radish

'D'Avignon' radish

produces elongated red radishes with a white tip in just 21 days. It is a traditional variety from the south of France.

'French Breakfast' radish

'French Breakfast' radish

bears white-tipped, scarlet roots that have a sweet, mild flavor. Roots are ready in 23 to 28 days.

'Minowase Summer Cross No. 3' daikon radish

'Minowase Summer Cross No. 3' daikon radish

is best grown as a fall crop. It produces 8- to 10-inch-long tapered white roots in 55 days from seeding.

'Nero Tondo' winter radish

'Nero Tondo' winter radish

features round, black roots with crisp white flesh. The 2- to 4-inch-diameter roots take 50 days to mature.

'White Icicle'

'White Icicle'

produces 4- to 5-inch-long tapered white roots. Despite their large size, they have a mild flavor. 35 days

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