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Radish
Raphanus sativus 'D'Avignon'

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

Category:

Biennials

Vegetables

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Durham, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 30, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

This radish crops earlier than the round radishes, but needs to be harvested promptly at maturity, as it gets pithy. Best stored refrigerated.

The roots are 3" to 4" long with 65% to 75% red, the rest is white.

Positive

On Feb 9, 2004, Michaelp from Glendale, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have grown this radish on the west coast,east coast and in the mtns.of southern Utah at 6000 ft.It has always performed well for me-however I always plant as the weather cools and through the cool weather.I always add lots of compost with good nitrogen content.and dig it in well-if the weather is very warm, or if I plant in the hot summer,I keep the soil very wet[or they will get woody early]. The tops are good to eat also as this variety has smooth[not stickery],tender tops.The secret to a tender radish is rapid growth, so make sure the soil is rich and wet.

Negative

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

Although they grow fine during cool periods, the variable San Antonio, Texas (zone 8b) winter weather seems to keep the "D'Avignon" radish from being very crisp or flavorful, and they can become woody before they are even large enough to eat.