(See Frontispiece).

According to the Flore des Serres, this handsome radish was brought to notice in Europe by the Abbe Voisin. We procured some seed of it from Commodore Perry just after his return from Japan, whence he brought it. We have since grown it to the neglect of the common Black and White Spanish, preferring it to either. It is a very pretty radish, and our frontis-piece is a faithful representation of it, except that it should be a shade .lighter. It grows to a good size, is firm-fleshed, and almost as mild as the common spring radish; though we are inclined to think its mildness will vary somewhat in different soils. It is somewhat difficult to pull, as nearly the whole root grows beneath the surface. The seed may be sown any time during the month of August, and the root is edible from the time it is about half grown. The young plants should be thinned out, so as to stand some four or five inches apart. The mature roots should be taken up on the approach of frost, and placed in the cellar, where they will keep till spring.

The seed of this radish is now advertised by some of our principal seedsmen, and it is well worthy of a place in the garden.