Title Info
Common name Radish
Scientific name Raphanus sativus
Taxonomic group Brassicaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Root crops
Keywords Cruciferae
Radish, <i>Raphanus sativus</i>
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Radish. Cultivated in Egypt for over 4,000 years, radishes spread to China over 2,000 years ago. Many different varieties exist, with the largest producing edible roots up to 40 lb (20 kg). Wild-growing radishes have been the focus of many genetic studies, including some that study what happens to pollen from several different plants when it is deposited on a single flower.