University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Vegetables

Radish (Raphanus sativus)

Radish is grown for its crisp, peppery-tasting root. The roots are typically red and round but may be elongated and pink, white or black in color. A rosette of fuzzy, green leaves on slender stems grows from the top of each root. The seeds are off-round, rose-colored, very hard, about the size of a match head. Some of the large winter radishes may reach 20 pounds or more. The flower is pink to light purple.