In history, large black radishes were remarked upon in the journals of some Crusaders traversing Spain and northern Africa. Introduced into the commercial seed trade prior to 1824 as Gros Rond d’Hiver.
Grown as a winter storage radish, this eye-popping black beauty reaches 3-4 inches in diameter, but can be eaten when it reaches about the same diameter as a quarter. The Black Spanish Round tends to bolt to seed in warm weather, so it’s best sown in late summer for a fall harvest right about the last frost, considering its long-for-a-radish growing season.
Deep black or purplish skin with a crisp, spicy white center and tall greens. Spanish Black will store all winter under humid, cold conditions such as those in a root cellar, or packed in damp sand.
Black and purple fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants, especially anthocyanins, which are the cause of their dark coloration. All radishes are high in Vitamin C.
60 Days average maturity.
Germination Rate 91 Percent – Tested September 2017
Minimum 50 seeds