Round Black Spanish Radish
Here is the Round Black Spanish Radish, Raphanus sativus. It is also known as the Noir Gros Rond d'Hiver. This radish dates back to the 1500's in Europe and grown in the U.S. since the 1800s. It is a Winter Radish that gets to around 4 to 5 inches round or globe shaped and is a HOT radish type. It has a black skin with a bright white flesh inside with a crisp crunchy spicy flavor. The tops of these radishes can grow very tall, about 20 inches tall in fact! We prefer to cook this type of radish rather then eating raw. Radishes can be useful as companion plants for many other crops, probably because their pungent odor deters such insect pests as aphids. This is a great starter vegetable for new gardeners. Open pollinated, 35 to 50 days.
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