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Nov 15, 2012 1:41 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Larry, the radish has as far as we are aware been grown in the UK since the Roman invasion of some of the UK in 43 AD. This of course along with many other things that were brought over.
We cannot classify a house as old, until it is a class 1 listed building, which is before the 1700's. The oldest house that is still habitable is 800 AD. So therefore we do not know when they were introduced into estate gardens, or indeed house gardens, as there is no records of all of them. I have looked at the Historic Royal Palaces Recipes and it is confusing as some of it is in Olde English, which takes some time to work out!
We know the Romans had them and they did come from China, how I do not know.
But we get wild parsnips, and nobody knows where they came from either.
Great Article, and a pleasure to read.
Regards from England.
Neil.

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