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Raphanus sativus 'French Breakfast'
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common name: Radish 'French Breakfast'
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 11
Popular vegetable producing fleshy elongated, red and white roots of excellent delicate flavour.
Moist, fertile, light soil in sun. Dislike very heavy or acid soils but will grow in part shade. Very easy and fast growing.
The roots are harvested while still young and before flowering.
From seed, sown in succession every 2 or 3 weeks from spring until September. Usually produces a crop in 4 weeks.
Culinary salad vegetable mainly grown for the crisp, sharply flavoured roots. The leaves and seed pods are also edible.
Has medicinal uses, being particularly beneficial for the digestion. Contains raphanin, which is antibacterial and antifungal.
This variety has been in cultivation for at least 100 years.
There are new variations known as 'French Breakfast 2' and 'French Breakfast 3'