Raphanus sativum
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Raphanus sativum

winter radish

  family brassicaceae 
  genus raphanus 

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Genus  Raphanus Species  sativum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  winter radish   daikon Family  BRASSICACEAE Specimen number  S12035 Data source  UnVeg p327
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 26 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Raphanus sativum likes full sun. It needs soil that is moist. Raphanus sativum is known as daikon in Japanese.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has a mild radish flavor. Raphanus sativum is most commonly used pickled, cooked or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  8" - 1' Row spacing  2' Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Jul 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  50 to 60 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Cooked   Pickled Nutritional value  Edible parts  Roots Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has a mild radish flavor
Horticulture notes  The best months for planting new crops are April through July. Typical crop spacing is 8". Space rows about 2' apart. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Estimated time to harvest is 50 to 60 days. Propagation of Raphanus sativum can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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