- We grow several varieties of radishes including the red and white French Breakfast Radishes and round Pink Beauty Radishes. We also grow fall radishes like Shunkyo Long and Watermelon Radishes.
If the radishes have their leaves intact, remove them and store the leaves separate from the roots. Radishes will keep well for up to 2 weeks if stored in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator. Wrap in a damp cloth or a perforated plastic bag.
Radishes are a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Folate and Potassium.
- Radishes are members of the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family. The root is related to kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and horseradish, among others.
- Radishes are a great low-cal snack; one cup of sliced radishes has only 19 calories.
- Because they grow rapidly, radish plants are ideal for children's gardens. The scientific name for the genus that includes radishes is Raphanus, Greek for "quickly appearing."