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. 3g +/-250 seeds per packet.
Full sun and cool weather. pH around 6-6.5.
Seeds will sprout in 5-7 days.
Watch for slugs. Pick and destroy.
Plant as early as possible in April. Radishes do not grow well in hot weather. For a fall harvest, plant in early September.
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.