BLACK SPANISH ROUND RADISH (Raphus sativa niger), also known as "Ramolaccio" and "D'Inverno Nero Tondo," and "Schwarzer Runder" dates to 16th Century Europe and was also grown by the colonists here in America. Slower growing than spring radishes, it can grow as large as 3" with black skin and pungent hot white flesh that is solid and crisp, great as a beer radish, but also cooked in a variety of ways. Great for winter storage (and high in Vitamin C so a good source in winter of that vitamin), so sow in summer and store in moist sand after harvesting just before cold weather sets in. 60 Days. 100 Seeds.
NUTRITION: Who would think that the radish had anything to offer other than color and snap for your salad? It is, in fact, an excellent source of fiber, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese, Vitamin C, folate and potassium (as much as bananas). A superb detoxifier with antifungal and antibacterial properties, they aid digestion and gently move the bowels and urine. Powerful antioxidants. High in plant sugars, though.
GROWING TIP: Soooooooooo easy! And fast! Plant with your carrots to mark the row as these pop up quickly! Plant spring or fall as they like cool weather. Containers work well too for the smaller varieties.