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botanical name:
Raphanus sativus 'French Breakfast'
Raphanus sativus 'French Breakfast' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Radish 'French Breakfast'
family:  Brassicaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.15m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 11
description:
Popular vegetable producing fleshy elongated, red and white roots of excellent delicate flavour.

cultivation:
Moist, fertile, light soil in sun. Dislike very heavy or acid soils but will grow in part shade. Very easy and fast growing.
The roots are harvested while still young and before flowering.

propagation:
From seed, sown in succession every 2 or 3 weeks from spring until September. Usually produces a crop in 4 weeks.

usage:
Culinary salad vegetable mainly grown for the crisp, sharply flavoured roots. The leaves and seed pods are also edible.
Has medicinal uses, being particularly beneficial for the digestion. Contains raphanin, which is antibacterial and antifungal.

other notes:
This variety has been in cultivation for at least 100 years.

There are new variations known as 'French Breakfast 2' and 'French Breakfast 3'

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