History and Facts:
It is believed that China is the country of origin of the radish. Shape is generally the criterion for classifying radishes. Globular, oval, turnip shaped, oblong and long are the most common groupings. Red globe is the most important commercial type. Skin is bright cherry red and flesh is solid and crisp. Varieties of Red Globe include Cherry Belle, Red Devil, Red Prince and Scarlet Globe.
Radishes are low in calories with 6 having only 14 calories. They are also low in sodium and are a good source of vitamin C and potassium.
Radishes should be kept at 32 degrees fahrenheit, with a relative humidity of 95 to 100 percent. Typical shelf life, if they are bunched, is 10 to 14 days. If they are topped, shelf life extends to 14 to 21 days.
October through June