Radish
Raphanus sativus 'German Giant'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Raphanus (RAF-an-us) (Info)
Species: sativus (sa-TEE-vus) (Info)
Cultivar: German Giant
Additional cultivar information:(aka Parat Sperling)

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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

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:

Miami, Florida

Millersville, Maryland

Battle Creek, Michigan

Bingham Lake, Minnesota

Dayton, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 7, 2005, Lettuceman from Dayton, WA wrote:

This radish stays crisp and mild, no matter how big you allow it to grow - and it can grow to baseball size! Never gets pithy or woody.