Radish (winter radish) (Raphanus sativus)


Cabbage family (Brassicaceae or Cruciferae)

Radish (winter radish)


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glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Seeding: from beginning of March to end of September
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Planting: from March to beginning of July
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Distance: 30.0 cm x 10.0 – 15.00 cm
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Height: max. 35 cm
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Harvest: If sown: 8 weeks after seeding, if planted: from March to October (Daikon radish (Japanese radish, Chinese radish)), If sown: 9 weeks after seeding, if planted: from September to November (Black winter radish), If sown: 6 weeks after seeding, if planted: from April to July (Summer radish), 8 weeks after seeding (Rat-tail radish (serpent radish, tail-pod radish))
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Habitat: sunny, sheltered habitat
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Good Neighbours: Black salsify, Broad beans, Bush beans, Carrots, Chard, Common purslane, Parsley, Peas, Salad, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Bad Neighbours: Chinese cabbage, Courgette, Cucumbers
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> They like sandy soil with compost.
Require an average level of nutrients
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There are red, pink, white, violet and black radishes. The shape of the root can be oval, bulbous or cylindrical. Many varieties are also cone shaped or conical.


They require a sunny location or in partial shade with loose soil. Ideally, they prefer a sandy soil with compost.


Radishes propagate generatively via seeds.


Chinese cabbage, Courgette, Cucumbers


Plants that are well suited for next year cultivation:

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The following plants should not be planted in the following years:

How many years: Not to plant:


They are not winter-hardy.


  • Regularly water a lot
  • Use little fertiliser - no fresh compost or dung
  • Regularly loosen the soil between the rows
It is possible to grow this in batches at intervals of time.


Pests: Snails, cabbage white butterfly, cabbage root flies, flea beetles, aphids
Preventative measures: After sowing, it is best to immediately cover with fine netting to keep cabbage root flies away.

. Diseases: Fungal diseases (radish blackroot or Aphanomyces raphani)
Preventative measures: do not use fresh compost or dung, use companion planting.


Summer radishes should be removed from the soil as soon as they are ready to harvest, otherwise they become furry and bitter.
Winter radish keeps fresh for a long time in the bed but must be harvested before the first frost.


Before storing, cut the greenery off.
Summer radishes can be kept in your fridge's vegetable cooler just above freezing point for up to a month.
Winter radish can be kept in a sand box in a cool cellar. It will keep for the whole winter like that.


The pods of rat-tail radish can be eaten raw, steamed or grilled and can be conserved in a sweet & sour marinade.
In Asian countries, radish is also conserved using lacto-fermentation.


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