Radish
Raphanus sativus 'Round Black Spanish'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Raphanus (RAF-an-us) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: Round Black Spanish
Additional cultivar information:(aka Noir Gros Rond d'Hiver)

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Vinton, Ohio

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 19, 2004, bill_casey from Valdosta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This heirloom variety was first introduced in 1824, and is still a very popular choice! A great globe shaped winter radish, with black skin and white flesh, that grows 3 to 4 inches in diameter. A good variety for winter storage!

Positive

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

Planted in the fall in zone 8b, these heirloom radishes grew slowly to over 1 pound, the root about halfway above heavy clay soil, and were never bothered by pests, frosts, or light freezes until bolting in the late spring (March). They were demolished in April by Harlequin bugs before the seedpods dried. When small, the root is quite zippy, becoming milder as it grows; it is still sweet and tender well after flowering. The leaves and pods are also edible.