Article: The radish: Who knew?: I had no idea!

 
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By Larry Rettig on November 13, 2012

Having been born into a German-speaking family, I knew at an early age that my last name means “radish.” It wasn’t until recently, though, that I realized that I had never looked into the history of this crisp and spicy root vegetable that also happens to be my namesake. I’ve set about to remedy that.

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KAMasud
Jul 18, 2013 9:55 PM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
Buddha's Ghandara civilization about which we know nothing may be the oldest, radishes were known. A Himalayan weed and quite common.
As to how seeds end up travelling from one end of the planet to another? Wow! I have never heard more silly innocence then that. It is all very well documented from the time of HMS Endeavour at least we know but before that also it is documented.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Endeavour
I suppose Captain Cook instead of transporting must be involved in Hocus Pocus while sitting and sipping tea in Kew Gardens? He could not have sipped tea instead steeped Taraxacum leaves.
Rolling on the floor laughing

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