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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young leaves - raw or cooked[1][2]. A somewhat hot taste, they are finely cut and added to salads or used as a potherb[3]. It is best to use just the young leaves in spring, older leaves soon become bitter[4].

Seed - raw or cooked. A very pungent flavour, the seed can be ground into a powder and made into a paste when it is an excellent substitute for mustard[1][4][5][3]. The sprouted seeds have a somewhat hot spicy flavour and are a tasty addition to salads[3]. Flowers - raw. A nice addition to salads. The flower buds are used as a broccoli substitute, they should be lightly steamed for no more than 5 minutes[4]. Young seedpods - raw. Crisp and juicy, they must be eaten when young because they quickly become tough and fibrous[K].

An edible oil is obtained from the seed[5].

Unknown part

Flowers

Leaves

Seedpod

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Raphanus raphanistrum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Antirheumatic[6].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination should take place within 2 weeks.

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Cultivation

Prefers a rich soil with ample moisture[7][8]. Dislikes very heavy soils[9].

This plant is a host of an eelworm that attacks cultivated crops[6]. This species is possibly the original source of the cultivated radish, R. sativus[10].

The flowers are very attractive to bees[11].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Raphanus raphanistrum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Raphanus raphanistrum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Raphanus raphanistrum
Genus
Raphanus
Family
Brassicaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (1972-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.3 Launert. E. Edible and Medicinal Plants. Hamlyn ISBN 0-600-37216-2 (1981-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Johnson. C. P. The Useful Plants of Great Britain. ()
    6. ? 6.06.16.2 Triska. Dr. Hamlyn Encyclopaedia of Plants. Hamlyn ISBN 0-600-33545-3 (1975-00-00)
    7. ? Simons. New Vegetable Growers Handbook. Penguin ISBN 0-14-046-050-0 (1977-00-00)
    8. ? Larkcom. J. Salads all the Year Round. Hamlyn (1980-00-00)
    9. ? Thompson. B. The Gardener's Assistant. Blackie and Son. (1878-00-00)
    10. ? Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (1959-00-00)
    11. ? International Bee Research Association. Garden Plants Valuable to Bees. International Bee Research Association. (1981-00-00)
    12. ? Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (1962-00-00)

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