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Radish 'D'Avignon'

Raphanus sativus

'D'Avignon' is a Radish variety in the Raphanus genus with a scientific name of Raphanus sativus. D'Avignon is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety.

The roots are 3 to 4 inches (7.5-10 cm) long, slender, with a white tip, tapered to a point. This radish should be harvested promptly, as it will get woody at larger sizes or in warmer temperatures. It is slightly skinnier than other breakfast-type radishes. It is not a keeper, but can be stored for a week or two in the fridge. I does best in spring.

This variety has nearly hairless leaves, so the tops can also be eaten.

D'Avignon grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally grows to a mature height of 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).

France is believed to be where D'Avignon originates from.

D'Avignon Radish is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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How to grow Radish 'D'Avignon'

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that D'Avignon is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ideally plant in loamy, clay and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 6.8 as D'Avignon likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

Growing D'Avignon from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.47 inches (1.2 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing D'Avignon about 28 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting D'Avignon

Do not transplant. Sow in stone-free soil in early spring to early summer, and again in late summer for fall crop (if desired). Thrives in cool weather. Make successive sowings every 2 weeks. The recommendation for most root radishes is to directly sow them 4 weeks prior to your last frost date. However, you can start sowing as soon as the ground has thawed and air temperatures are averaging over 40 degrees on most days. Depending on what your springs are like (short and fast, long and drawn out), these conditions may emerge much sooner than or much later than the 4 week guide might suggest. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your start date. Cloches can be used for extra-early plantings.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as D'Avignon is a tender plant.

Harvesting D'Avignon

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early spring.

Radish 'D'Avignon' information

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Latest Radish 'D'Avignon' Reviews

  • 20 May 2012

    sheepandwool sheepandwool's radish 'd'avignon' was Reviewed day 36

    By far, fastest maturing radish I have ever grown. Mild, delicious taste. Fun, elongated shape. Pretty red and white color. My hands down favorite variety. Grew very well in partial shade.

    5 stars

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