How to grow Small radish

Small radish grow and care – leaf plant of the genus Raphanus also known as European radish, Small radish annual plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, subtropical or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring or autumn planting 10a-11 in autumn to winter planting

Leaves edible the shape pinnatisect deep lobes with oval top in the color green

Flowers small white-purple that grow on inflorescence

Small radish taproots

Root bulb shape round to oval, size:1-4cm, the color white the peel can be red, pink or purple, sometime the bottom is white

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How to grow Small radish growing and care:

Little cold weather, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
need to know when to pick it that the root won’t be fibrous

Planting season:
Autumn-winter – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant?
Blossom stem 20-60cm (8-24 inches), root 1-4 cm (0.25-1.8 inches), leaf 5-15 cm (2-6 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (not recommended)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes but mostly the root won’t be good enough for use

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White-purple flowers grow on inflorescence

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
In cold area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the stem, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves, better not to trim the leaves before the root picked up

Information about leaves:
Leaves the shape pinnatisect with oval top in the color green

Uses of Small radish leaves:
Salad, cooked

Edible Roots

Information about Small radish bulb:
White root round to oval shape, the peel can be red, pink or purple, sometime the bottom is white

When to pull up Small radish bulb:
In cold area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter, 15-20 day

Uses of Small radish bulb:
Salad, eaten raw, pickled

Scientific name:

Raphanus sativus Var. radicula

How to grow Small radish

Small radish harvest

Growing Small radish


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
  • Vegetables
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Leaf plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9