Spring Radishes grow quickly and last for only a short time. They love cool weather but can’t handle the heat. There are a few spring radish kind and the most popular is Cherry Belle. There are other spring radishes kinds like Celesta, April Cross, Champion, Red King, French Breakfast, Gala, Cherry Bomb, Rover, White Hailstone, Purple Plum, Snow Belle, Bora King, and Crimson Giant.
Species: R. raphanistrum
Trinomial name: Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. Sativus
Spring Radish Trivia
- Americans eat around four hundred million pounds of radishes and most of it is eaten in salads.
- The ancient Egyptians used the oil from spring radishes before the use of olive oil was popular.
- Christmas Eve in Oaxaca in Mexico is also the Night of the Radishes, which is an event where people cut large radishes in animal shapes.