Radish – French Breakfast

$3.48

Ideal for tasty summer salads, this traditional, classic variety has long 5-cm (2″) cylindrical roots that are 1 cm (½”) across. Carmine coloured with white-tipped blunt bottoms, these roots and have a white interior. With light-green tops, this cultivar produces an abundance of mild and crispy roots. They grow well from spring through summer with large healthy tops. Gather and refrigerate for best storage. Perfect for munching and slicing.

Available only as seed. 
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Description

Botanical name
Raphanus sativus

Family
Brassicaceae

Spacing
16 per square foot in 4 rows of 4

Depth
Plant seeds 13 mm (½”) deep.

Requirements
Full sun and cool weather. pH around 6-6.5.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 5-7 days.

Pests
Watch for slugs. Pick and destroy.

Timing
Plant as early as possible in April. Radishes do not grow well in hot weather. For a fall harvest, plant in early September.

Growing
Thin plants to one per spot. Keep the area weeded and watered. Don’t leave them much past their harvest date. Old radishes are tough and pithy. Replant for a second harvest before the hot weather strikes.

Harvest
23 days

Season
Cool, annual

Links
How to transplant radishes
Thinning radish seedlings
The French Breakfast radish
French Breakfast radish tartines