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
Vegetables contain many nutrients in small and large quantities. The most significant are vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K. Males need more of these vitamins than females, except when females are pregnant or lactating.Full Answer >
Pumpkins should be harvested when they are ripe, usually around the end of summer or the beginning of fall. A pumpkin is ripe when it is orange all the way around, has a hard stem and skin and sounds hollow when slapped or thumped.Full Answer >
The average bell pepper weighs approximately 0.25 to 1 pound, including the stem and seed core. Actual bell pepper weights vary depending on variety, with some cultivars producing thicker walls. Growth factors, such as plant spacing, soil conditions, watering frequency and access to sunlight, also affect weight.Full Answer >
Soursop fruit is a large, prickly fruit that grows on the graviola tree, which is found in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The fruit is a common ingredient in juice, candy, sorbet and ice cream. It is also sometimes a part of alternative medical treatments.Full Answer >