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