Watermelon Radish

Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus

$4.95

Pkt(≈210 seeds)
Certified Organic
60 days. Slice open one of these radishes to discover their secret hidden within. A deep pink center concealed underneath a green-white exterior is the splash of color you need on gray winter days. Grown in the fall to a size of 2-4” in diameter, these crisp, globe shape roots can be stored for fresh use throughout the winter. We also love to roast these roots to intensify their sweetness, which contrasts well with a crunchy, cool mix of winter salad greens. Warm days and cool nights intensify color, so plant in mid-summer for best results.  Also called Chinese Red Meat or Roseheart radish.

Radishes prefer cool weather. Direct sow seeds outdoors 5/20 – 8/1. Plant seeds ½” deep, in rows spaced 18” apart. Sow 6 seeds per foot and thin to 4-6” apart. Days to germination: 3 - 6 (longer in cool soil). Keep seeds and plants consistently moist. Use crop rotation to avoid diseases (all brassicas). If necessary, cover with row cover fabric to protect against flea beetles and cabbage root maggots.