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PlantFiles: 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)

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral bill_casey 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 Waggy 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.


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

Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Vinton, Ohio
San Antonio, Texas

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