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Radish, Winter

Cruciferae, Brassicaceae Raphanus sativus L. (Longipinnatus group)

Source: Magness et al. 1971

These radishes differ from the common radish in being larger, more pungent, slower in development, and producing roots that remain crisp and tender much longer. They usually are seeded in midsummer or later, so the roots reach marketable size in cool weather. Roots can be stored like carrots. The leaf crown becomes larger than that of the common or spring type, so they require more space. The roots become large, 2 or more inches in diameter up to 8 inches long.

Season, seeding to harvest: About 2 to 3 months.

Production in the U. S.: No data, but limited.

Use: Mainly as raw salad, sometimes cooked.

Part of plant consumed: Fleshy root, usually after peeling.

Last update July 1, 1996 bha