I planted radish in our garden and they are growing tall. My wife just got wonder why they grow so tall. I told her that radish grow tall if the land you planted has a lot fertilizer. Well, I guess my wife is right that radish didn't grow tall. I just wonder with the radish I planted. They grow tall about 1 1/2 feet. They didn't produce any radish and I feel bad about that. I worked hard to grow them but they don't do goo in return...lol. By the way I hope you like the article I share here.The radish (Raphanus sativus) is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family that was domesticated in Europe in pre-Roman times. The radish is also known by other names, including winter, Japanese, or Chinese radish; mooli or muli in Hindi,Punjabi, Urdu, and Bihari; Mula in Oriya, Assamese, Marathi and Bengali; moolah in Nepali; moorro in Gujarati;moollangi in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada; mu in Korean; luo bo in Mandarin Chinese;lobak, loh bak, lo-bok, or lo baak in Cantonese; labanos in Tagalog; and rabu,phakkat-hua, or củ cải trắng in Vietnamese.They are grown and consumed throughout the world. Radishes have numerous varieties, varying in size, color and duration of required cultivation time. There are some radishes that are grown for their seeds; oilseed radishes are grown, as the name implies, for oil production.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Raphanus
Species: R. sativus
Binomial name
Raphanus sativus


The descriptive Greek name of the genus Raphanus means "quickly appearing" and refers to the rapid germination of these plants. Raphanistrum from the same Greek root is an old name once used for this genus.
Harvested summer radishes

Although the radish was a well-established crop in Hellenistic and Roman times, which leads to the assumption that it was brought into cultivation at an earlier time, Zohary and Hopf note that "there are almost no archeological records available" to help determine its earlier history and domestication. Wild forms of the radish and its relatives the mustards and turnip can be found over west Asia and Europe, suggesting that their domestication took place somewhere in that area. However Zohary and Hopf conclude, "Suggestions as to the origins of these plants are necessarily based on linguistic considerations.


Summer radishes mature rapidly, with many varieties germinating in 3–7 days, and reaching maturity in three to four weeks. A common garden crop in the U.S., the fast harvest cycle makes them a popular choice for children's gardens.[3] Harvesting periods can be extended through repeated plantings, spaced a week or two apart.

Radishes grow best in full sun and light, sandy loams with pH 6.5 - 7.0. They are in season from April to June and from October to January in most parts of North America; in Europe and Japan they are available year-round due to the plurality of varieties grown.[citation needed]

As with other root crops, tilling the soil helps the roots grow.

Most soil types will work, though sandy loams are particularly good for winter and spring crops, while soils that form a hard crust can impair growth. The depth at which seeds are planted affects the size of the root, from 1 cm deep recommended for small radishes to 4 cm for large radishes.

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