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Old 16-12-2003, 01:02 PM
Micah J. Mabelitini
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Default Scientific name for Watermelon Radish?

Dilip Barman wrote:

aka: Rose Heart Radish, Beauty Heart Radish, Red Daikon

Does anybody know the scientific name for this lovely radish? Would
it be something like "Raphanus sativus 'Watermelon'"? Thanks!

The taxon is Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus (as opposed to
conventional radishes which are Raphanus sativus var. sativus). There's
a bunch of different cultivars, 'Watermelon' or 'Watermelon Radish'
being one of them. 'Red Daikon' is a Japanese cultivar.

Micah Mabelitini

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