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French Breakfast Radish

Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus

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# of seeds per packet: 220

Description

25 days. French Breakfast is delightfully crisp, tender and is milder in spicyness than the common Cherry Bell radishes. Radishes are a great crop because they are quick to mature and quite versatile in the kitchen. Radishes prefer cool weather so plan to grow them in spring or fall. Traditional French preparation calls for them to be sliced thinly and placed on a cracker (or slice of bread) with a layer of sweet butter spread onto the radish and, you guessed it, eaten for breakfast! Don't like the spice of radishes? Try sautéing them in butter—you can enjoy the flavor without the spice! In fact, radishes are good cooked into any dish calling for root vegetables. French Breakfast makes excellent radish pickles—when brined in salt water. Radish tops are edible—prepare them as you would any cooked green. 

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Radishes prefer cool weather. Direct sow seeds outdoors March 24th – June 15th. For fall, sow seeds Aug. 21st - Sept. 7th. Plant seeds ½” deep, 1” apart in rows spaced 8” apart. Days to germination: 3 - 6 (longer in cool soil). Keep seeds and plants consistently moist. Space saving tip: Try interplanting radish seeds with Detroit Dark Red beet seeds. The early radish will mature long before the beet. Use crop rotation to avoid clubroot (all brassicas). If necessary, cover with row cover fabric to protect against flea beetles and cabbage root maggots

 

Harvest:

Harvest radishes as soon as they are ready or else they will turn pithy if left in the ground too long.

 

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Radishes require vernalization (exposure to cold weather) in order to bolt, flower, and produce seed. Sow “Spring” radish seeds no later than 3/24 - 4/15 so that plants will be exposed to cold spring weather. Radishes are insect pollinated and are cross pollinated – they will cross with all other radishes that are blooming nearby. Isolation distance: ½ mile. Minimum population size: 10-50. Dig radishes and identify best roots for replanting for seed (clip off leaves before replanting). Space 2 - 3 feet apart. Stake plants. Clip seed pods when seeds are fully ripe. Dry process.

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Description

25 days. French Breakfast is delightfully crisp, tender and is milder in spicyness than the common Cherry Bell radishes. Radishes are a great crop because they are quick to mature and quite versatile in the kitchen. Radishes prefer cool weather so plan to grow them in spring or fall. Traditional French preparation calls for them to be sliced thinly and placed on a cracker (or slice of bread) with a layer of sweet butter spread onto the radish and, you guessed it, eaten for breakfast! Don't like the spice of radishes? Try sautéing them in butter—you can enjoy the flavor without the spice! In fact, radishes are good cooked into any dish calling for root vegetables. French Breakfast makes excellent radish pickles—when brined in salt water. Radish tops are edible—prepare them as you would any cooked green. 

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Radishes prefer cool weather. Direct sow seeds outdoors March 24th – June 15th. For fall, sow seeds Aug. 21st - Sept. 7th. Plant seeds ½” deep, 1” apart in rows spaced 8” apart. Days to germination: 3 - 6 (longer in cool soil). Keep seeds and plants consistently moist. Space saving tip: Try interplanting radish seeds with Detroit Dark Red beet seeds. The early radish will mature long before the beet. Use crop rotation to avoid clubroot (all brassicas). If necessary, cover with row cover fabric to protect against flea beetles and cabbage root maggots

 

Harvest:

Harvest radishes as soon as they are ready or else they will turn pithy if left in the ground too long.

 

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Radishes require vernalization (exposure to cold weather) in order to bolt, flower, and produce seed. Sow “Spring” radish seeds no later than 3/24 - 4/15 so that plants will be exposed to cold spring weather. Radishes are insect pollinated and are cross pollinated – they will cross with all other radishes that are blooming nearby. Isolation distance: ½ mile. Minimum population size: 10-50. Dig radishes and identify best roots for replanting for seed (clip off leaves before replanting). Space 2 - 3 feet apart. Stake plants. Clip seed pods when seeds are fully ripe. Dry process.

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