According to Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, the scientific name for the radish is Raphanus sativus L. Many varieties of this edible root vegetable have been cultivated by humans over thousands of years. Although difficult to prove due to insufficient archaeological evidence, it is likely that radishes originated in southeast Asia.Continue Reading
The generic name, Raphanus, comes from the Greek words "ra" and "phainomai," meaning "quickly appearing." This is in reference to the relatively fast germination of the plant. Summer radishes can sprout in as few as three days from initial planting. Radishes can be grouped into four categories, classified by their preferred growing seasons.
Radishes are a member of the family that includes: turnips, cabbage and horseradish.Learn more about Botany
Radishes are a fast-growing vegetable, available for harvest about three weeks after planting the seeds. Radishes need to be harvested from the ground once they reach the mature stage to maintain their healthy condition.Full Answer >
Morning glories are members of family Convolvulaceae, and genus Ipomoea L. There are more than 75 species of morning glories and another 10 to 20 subspecies and varieties.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
Radish leaves are not poisonous and can be consumed by humans. They can be washed, picked off the stems and added to other salad greens, such as spinach, romaine, arugula or kale, since the leaves are slightly peppery like radishes.Full Answer >