Raphanus sativus ‘French Breakfast’


  • Botanical name: Raphanus sativus 'French Breakfast'
  • Common name: Radish
  • Family: Brassicaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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Raphanus sativus is one of the easiest and fastest vegatables to grow, with summer varieties ready just three to four weeks after sowing. It’s perfect for tucking between other vegetables as an intercrop, or as a catch crop for sowing wherever ground is empty for long enough.


Raphanus sativus ‘French Breakfast’ is a popular summer radish, bearing oval, crisp scarlet and white roots. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Early thinning is important, or plants make leaf at the expense of usable roots. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Raphanus 'French Breakfast'

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Harvest in January

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Do not Harvest in October

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Do not Harvest in December

Raphanus 'French Breakfast' and wildlife

Raphanus 'French Breakfast' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Raphanus 'French Breakfast' poisonous?

Raphanus 'French Breakfast' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People