Radish
Raphanus sativus 'French Breakfast'

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

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 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:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Menifee, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Daytona Beach, Florida

Geneseo, Illinois

North Billerica, Massachusetts

Bark River, Michigan

Marshall, Missouri

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Aston, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Old Hickory, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

6
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 27, 2014, TCTerrariums from Port Orange, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Fast growing and fairly mild with a hint of sharpness. Greens were also good in salad and not too bitter.

Positive

On May 17, 2011, Pitcom from Avondale, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

These are excellent radishes. They grow fast, and taste delicious. The leaves of the french breakfast are wonderful in salads and soups.

Positive

On Jul 9, 2007, kbartoy from Old Hickory, TN wrote:

Just made a great relish from these radishes and carrots. I call it "Better than Chow Chow."

Neutral

On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Known as a garden standard since the 1880's.

Positive

On Aug 14, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

One of my favorite radishes because it is mild, yet flavorful when grown in spring or fall. Have not tried in summer.

Positive

On Sep 24, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

I grew these for years in SE England and found them reliable. Very tender and mild when young. I agree that successional sowing of small quantities is a good thing. They certainly developed large seed pods with plenty of seed to save

Neutral

On Apr 28, 2003, Waggy from San Antonio, TX wrote:

The 'D'Avignon' radish is very similar to the 'French Breakfast' variety.

Positive

On Jan 14, 2003, Ivey from Lyles, TN wrote:

These radishes have a distinctive coloring; red upper 1/2, white lower 1/2. 3 or 4 times as long as they are wide. Fairly mild. Matures in as little as 28-30 days, gets a little woody after another 2-3 weeks, so plant in succession, 2 weeks apart thru the spring.