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Black Radish Seeds

Black Radish Seeds

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BLACK RADISH: GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

The black radish, scientifically known as Raphanus sativus var. niger, is a radish variant appreciated for its nutritional and medicinal properties. Its general characteristics are described below:

FLAVOR DIFFERENCE WITH OTHER RADISHES

Unlike other radishes, black radish is characterized by having a more intense, slightly bitter and spicy flavor. Its pulp is firm and its texture is denser compared to more common varieties.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Black radish has roots in ancient Greece and Rome, where it was used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Throughout history, various cultures have recognized its health benefits and its value in cooking.

TIME FROM SOWING TO HARVEST

The planting time of black radish depends on the climatic region. In general, it is planted in spring or autumn to take advantage of cool temperatures and avoid extremes of heat.

SOIL, CLIMATE AND TEMPERATURE

Black radish thrives in well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Prefers cool climates and moderate temperatures. The optimal temperature for its growth ranges between 15-20°C.


MOST RECOMMENDED SOWING METHOD

It is recommended to sow black radish directly into the ground. The most effective sowing method is to distribute the seeds evenly, burying them to a depth of 1 to 2 cm.

SOWING AND GERMINATION DEPTH

Proper planting depth is essential for successful germination. By burying the seeds to the correct depth, which is 1 to 2 cm, the germination process is facilitated, which usually occurs in about a week.

CULTIVATION AND IRRIGATION

During cultivation, it is crucial to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Regular watering helps prevent soil dryness, which can negatively affect the quality of black radish. Be sure to provide adequate drainage to avoid root problems.

HARVEST

The harvest of black radish is carried out approximately 6-8 weeks after sowing, when the tubers reach a suitable size. They can be pulled out manually, taking care not to damage the surrounding roots. Radishes should be harvested before they become oversized to ensure their best quality and flavor.

 

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