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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Lower Garden Pioneer Farm

  • Lower Garden
  • Pioneer Farm

  • Hardiness Zones

    2 2 3 3b 4 4b 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b 9 9b 10 10b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    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. Radishes are incredibly easy to grow, with high germination rates and a fast time to harvest.

    Latin Name

    Raphanus sativus



    Type of Plant

    Vegetables Vegetables
    Annuals Annuals


    Fall Fall
    Spring Spring
    Winter Winter
    Summer Summer


    Max height Max Height: 3'
    Max spread Max Spread: 2'


  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Colors

    Native Range

    Southeast Asia


    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 Grown by Washington

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