Radish / Radis / Ραπανάκι


Common Name: Radish / Radis / Ραπανάκι

Scientific Name: Raphanus sativus


Plant’s cycle: Annual

Light Requirement: semi-shade and full sun

Soil type: Moist soils of any kind. pH 6.0 – 6.5

Direct Planting: March to September

Germination: 3 to 5 days after sowing (17 - 29ºC)

Harvest:  60 days after sowing

Spacing: 15cm/30cm/1cm deep  


Flowers are hermaphrodite.

Pollination: cross-pollinated by insects

Plant is Self-fertile

Seed preservation: 4 years


Edible Parts: Flowers; Leaves; Root; Seed sprouts; Seedpod.

Medicine: Anthelmintic;  Antibacterial;  Antifungal;  Antiscorbutic;  Antispasmodic;  Appetizer;  Astringent;  Cancer;  Carminative;  Cholagogue;  Digestive;  Diuretic;  Expectorant;  Laxative;  Poultice;  Stomachic

Other Uses: Green manure; Repellent.

The growing plant repels beetles from tomatoes and cucumbers. It is also useful for repelling various other insect pests such as carrot root fly. There is a fodder variety that grows more vigorously and is used as a green manure.