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Rat-tail Radish, Serpent Radish
Raphanus sativus var. caudatus

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Raphanus (RAF-an-us) (Info)
Species: sativus var. caudatus

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Sunnyvale, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 26, 2012, jemfire from Sunnyvale, CA wrote:

This plant is an annual, and grows like a weed in N. CA.....
It's flowers produce seed pods that can be eaten when young and taste like radish.... It's quite pretty, and manages to grow with only Ca seasonal winter / spring rains.......