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Raphanus sativus

Description

Large 10cm winter type, probably grown since the 16th century or before. Deep, near-black skin and snowy-white flesh; will keep all winter in good conditions. Fine, fairly hot flavour; good raw or cooked.

Harvesting seed

Allow seed pods to ripen and brown on plant before harvesting. Pull up the plants and hang in a well ventilated area to dry for a few days and then remove the pods by hand.

Thresh by either opening by hand or treading on the pods. Winnow and store under cool, dry conditions.


Additional Info

Height
Spread
Colour
Black
Hardiness
Half-Hardy
Longevity
Annual
Seed viability
6 years
Nominal value
0.2 pence/seed