What Is the Scientific Name for Cherry Belle Radishes?


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The scientific name for the Cherry Belle Radish is Raphanus sativa Cherry Belle. Raphanus is a combination of the Greek words "ra" and "phainomai," which mean "quickly" and "to appear" respectively. Sativa means cultivated, and the word radish comes from radix, the Latin word for root.

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Cherry Belles are small bright-skinned radishes with creamy white flesh that is less likely to become pithy than the skin of other types of radishes. Radishes belong to the family Brassicaceae, which includes mustard, cabbage and various cress plants. Humans have cultivated radishes for thousands of years. They are thought to have originated in Asia and were a popular food among ancient Greeks and Romans.

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