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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Upper Garden
  • Pioneer Farm

  • Hardiness Zones


    Radishes are a root vegetable that add a pleasant bite (if you like that kind of thing) to salads. They come in a variety of colors including black, purple, red, and white. They are useful as a winter cover or forage crop. They are incredibly easy to grow, with high germination rates and a fast time to harvest.

    Latin Name

    Raphanus sativus


    Family

    Brassicaceae


    Type of Plant

    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring
    Winter
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Southeast Asia


    History

    According to Washington's gardener's report, radishes were grown in the upper and lower gardens in 1798 (that's right, folks- 11 years before Jefferson!).


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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