Globe Radish
Raphanus sativus 'Cherry Belle'

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

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Bronze-Green

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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

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:

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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:

Gaylesville, Alabama

Mountain View, California

San Francisco, California

Miami, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Honolulu, Hawaii

Niles, Illinois

Nabb, Indiana

Bethelridge, Kentucky

Brodhead, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Raymond, Maine

Marshall, Missouri

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Portland, Oregon

Arlington, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 14, 2012, JeremiahT from Brodhead, KY wrote:

I've been growing these this spring---for use in salads and as marker plants interspersed among parsley and other slow-germinating seeds. They're as easy to grow as they come: simply sow moderately thickly (say a couple of seeds per inch---but probably no more than that, as germination tends to be high if you're using good seed), thin to an inch apart when plants are about two inches high, mulch, then wait a short time until harvest. The only minor issues I've had are flea beetles and slugs, but have had good luck controlling these with sprinklings of diatomaceous earth and wood ashes. These fast-growing vegetables will sometimes split---especially after a bout of wet weather---, but the damage is aesthetic and does no harm to taste. (See Farmerdill's photo above for an example of thi... read more

Positive

On Mar 26, 2011, Pitcom from Avondale, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Fast grower. Enjoyable mild peppery flavor. I like the leaves of this plant the most, for it is excellent sauteed or used in soups.

Positive

On Apr 23, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Not a strong flavor but definitely a nice, peppery taste. Easy, fast grower.

Positive

On Apr 19, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A quick maturing round red European type radish. Dependable performer and 7-10 days earlier than Sparkler or Ping Pong. Competitive with Early Scarlet Globe, but not quite as uniform.

Positive

On Mar 15, 2008, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is your standard little round red radish. Fast germination and grows quickly. Seemed to have decent holding qualities, although I kept them pretty well picked so I didn't push it too much.

Positive

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

This is a mild, delicious radish. I find it easy to grow in cool weather here in New Mexico. One of my favorites.

Positive

On Jul 29, 2004, kadawn74 from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

These have a good taste, not too strong, and grow quickly. The only problem is the slugs taking bites out, and some cracking, otherwise they are maintainance free.