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PlantFiles: Radish
Raphanus sativus 'Philadelphia White Box'

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Raphanus (RAF-an-us) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Philadelphia White Box

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
N/A

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 18, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Historic radish variety from the 1890s, established in 1784) in 1938 as a good variety for open cultivation or forcing in boxes. Nice and mild, sow in early spring or early fall. 30 days.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miami, Florida



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