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Product Description

Raphanus sativus

This variety produces large, round, red globes with short, erect foliage that are always mild and flavorful with uniform shape and color. It is one of the most sought after radishes in Europe.

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Quick Facts

Plant Size: 1–2 inch roots

Hardiness: Hardy Annual

Sun: Full/Partial

Seed Planting Depth: 0.5 inch

Days to Harvest: 25 days

Good for Container: Yes

Seed Origin: Open Pollinated

Easy to Grow: Yes

Water: Moderate

Days to Germinate: 4–8 days

Plant Spacing: 2–3 inches

Edible Flower: Yes

Growing Guide

Radishes are a cool or moderate climate crop susceptible to bolting (going to seed) in long days or high temperatures. They are best grown on light, fertile soils with a pH of 6.0–6.8. They are tolerant of a broad range of soils, but heavy soils may produce misshapen, hairy roots. Keep evenly moist for best quality roots.

Radishes are direct seeded and do not transplant well. Direct seed beginning around the last spring frost date and every two weeks until hot weather sets in. Seed again when cool fall weather returns. Plant 1–2 seeds per inch, ½ inch deep, in rows 8–12 inches apart. Thin to 2 inches apart. Keep evenly moist throughout their short growing period.

Practice 2–4 year crop rotations with all Brassicaceae species. Cover plants with floating row covers to prevent flea beetle damage to tops.

Harvest when roots reach full size (1–2 inches in diameter), but before they split or become pithy. A light irrigation the day prior to harvest may improve ease of pulling roots. Radishes will keep in the refrigerator about a week.

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