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Root Vegetables: Turnips, Rutabagas and Radishes

With dozens of root vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment, so use this guide to determine what turnips, rutabagas and radishes will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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French Breakfast Radish Shaped Like a Torpedo
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Radish <em>&lsquo;French Breakfast&rsquo;</em>

A torpedo-shaped variety with rosy red skin and a bright white tip. Its shape makes it great for slicing, and the crunchy flesh has a mild flavor with just a hint of peppery heat. Easy and quick to grow.

Sow: Early spring to early summer
Harvest: Late spring to mid-fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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