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USDA Radish (Raphanus) Collection

 

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(Left) Raphanus sativus L. (Round Black Spanish), (Center) The oldest radish in the PGRU collection, Raphanus sativus L. (Xiao Shui Luo Bo), (Right) Raphanus raphanistrum L. seeds


 

The radish collection at the Plant Genetic Resources UnitRadish Production consists of more than 710 accessions. Radish is a member of the Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) family and is an annual crop for seed production. We currently house 3 species: raphanistrum (jointed charlock), raphanistrum subsp. Landra (sea radish), and sativus (radish). The majority of our accessions are from the sativus species with 700 accessions.

The PGRU radish collection spans almost 60 years of history, with our first accession collected from China in 1934 to our most recent addition from the United States in 1996. Our collection has grown through the donation, collection, and development of Raphanus germplasm. A majority of our radishes come from various regions in the United States, India, Turkey, and Iran.  


Looking for plant germplasm? Review our distribution policy for germplasm requests.

Visit the RADISH crop page in GRIN-Global to find citations, descriptor data, and genetic markers. 

Contact zachary.stansell@usda.gov for more information


 

Radish Production in the United States

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Data from USDA NASS


PGRU Radish Accession Distribution 1988-2021

Data from GRIN-Global