Holmes Royal Red Radish

Raphanus sativus

$4.95

Pkt(≈200 seeds)
Certified Organic
25 days. Taste testers agree – this radish will knock your socks off! It has a delicate, mild and sweet flavor, and is crisp yet tender. Similar in size, round shape, and red exterior/white interior to the standard commercial radish but without the harsh spicy bite. So good that radish haters may just be converted. Radishes are early and provide an exciting bounty during the spring Local Food Gap – seeds can be sown as soon as the soil thaws. Also great for kids and school gardens! Roots are uniform, plants are vigorous but petite … so are perfect for space-constrained gardeners. We love these radishes raw but they are also excellent as a quick salt brined pickle. The entire plant is edible - leaves and roots are good in stir fries and young seed pods are crisp with a little spice. Radishes prefer good soil, cool weather, and plenty of water. Occasionally these radishes have hollow centers which does not affect their eating quality. An 1899 heirloom from Canton, Ohio. We originally received our seeds from Seed Savers Exchange’s Heritage Farm – thanks!

Radishes prefer cool weather. Direct sow seeds outdoors 3/24 – 6/15. For fall, sow seeds 8/21- 9/7. 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 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.