The scientific name for the Cherry Belle Radish is Raphanus sativa Cherry Belle. Raphanus is a combination of the Greek words "ra" and "phainomai," which mean "quickly" and "to appear" respectively. Sativa means cultivated, and the word radish comes from radix, the Latin word for root.
Cherry Belles are small bright-skinned radishes with creamy white flesh that is less likely to become pithy than the skin of other types of radishes. Radishes belong to the family Brassicaceae, which includes mustard, cabbage and various cress plants. Humans have cultivated radishes for thousands of years. They are thought to have originated in Asia and were a popular food among ancient Greeks and Romans.Learn More
There are two main types of oranges: sweet and bitter. The scientific name of the sweet orange is Citrus sinensis, and the scientific name of the bitter orange is Citrus aurantium.Full Answer >
Modern bananas come from two different species with the scientific names Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The name "banana" comes from an Arabic word meaning "finger."Full Answer >
Brassera oleracea is the taxonomical name for head cabbage, and it is further classified as the cultivar group Capitata. Cabbage is a dense, leafy vegetable that grows biennially in cool climates.Full Answer >
Strawberries are also known as the genus Fragaria, a group of flowering plants that includes both domesticated strawberries and many wild types. Under the binomial (two-name) scientific naming scheme, "Fragaria" is the first part of the name of all species of strawberry.Full Answer >