A picture of a Radish 'Black Spanish Round'

Radish 'Black Spanish Round'

Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. sativus 'Black Spanish Round'

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








45 days to reach maturity

Radish 'Black Spanish Round' Overview

Radish 'Black Spanish Round' was a commonly grown variety in the 19th Century in the UK and France where it was known by Gros Noir d'Hover. It produces a black skinned, roughly round root that can get to 10cm wide.

Common problems with Radish 'Black Spanish Round'

How to harvest Radish 'Black Spanish Round'

Harvest 3-5 weeks after sowing. Pick radishes any time after the tuber has developed but they will be larger if left in the ground. The tuber should be visible through the soil or you can brush some of the soil from the radish top to check the tuber.

How to propagate Radish 'Black Spanish Round'


Sow seeds in early spring to early summer, and again from late summer, 12-15 cm apart and 10-15 mm deep. Germination takes 4-10 days. continue sowing every second week to have continuous supply.

Special features of Radish 'Black Spanish Round'

Crop rotation

Do not plant rootcrops or cabbage family in the same spot, alternate with legume family or light feeders like salads first.

Pot plant

They can be grown in pots in a light potting mix. Provide the wide pot at lease 10 deep.

Other uses of Radish 'Black Spanish Round'


Vitamin C and other minerals.


The crunchy taproots are edible with a sweetly spicy flavour. They are great sliced or grated in salads and make beautiful garnishes.