Radishes

Cherry Belle Radish Conventional & Organic

Cherry Belle Radish Conventional & Organic

RD741

22 days. Selected for top quality and yields, this cherry-red radish with a snow white interior has become the standard for salad gardens. Plant early, and these 3/4-1 inch round, crisp radishes will be the first ones to the table. An AAS winner.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 80 seeds per gram.
  • RD741/S
  • 3 grams
  • $2.45

  • RD741/L
  • 3 grams Organic
  • $2.95

  • RD741/P
  • 7 grams
  • $3.25

  • RD741/M
  • 7 grams Organic
  • $3.85

  • RD741/B
  • 1 oz
  • $5.65

  • RD741/N
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $6.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
45-80°F4-111/2"1-2"1/2"8-12"80%4 years≈ 80Low


Raphanus sativus Radishes are best sown in spring or late summer, maturing when days are shorter, sunlight weaker, and temperatures milder; though some varieties are better able to handle summer conditions. The mildly spicy roots, low in calories and rich in fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants, have good qualities as a digestive tonic or to clear the sinuses and ease sore throats. Anti-microbial properties made them a detoxifier in traditional medicine, and couple with high vitamin C for an immune boost. Don't discard the tops, as they are even denser with nutrients.

Days to maturity calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Prepare the bed by working compost into the top 2-3 inches of soil
• Needs consistant soil moisture due to shallow root systems
• Dry or crowded conditions will slow growth and make roots hot or pithy
• The season may be extended from February through October by sowing in cold frames or using row covers
• For extended harvests plant every two weeks

Direct Sowing
• Direct sow spring through early-summer
• Three grams will sow 7-8 row feet
• It is essential to thin promptly when they form 2 true leaves
• Sow mid-August—mid-September for a fall crop

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and Root maggots
Insect control: Pyrethrin and row covers early in the season

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest while still young (before splitting)
• Remove tops before storing
• Let a few plants bolt and make a seed pod — green pods have a crunchy, mild radish flavor
• Store at 36°F and 100% relative humidity
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My favorite radish
Jul 15, 2012  |  By Larisa
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Presoaked before planting, these radishes are ready to eat before the 3-week mark. Beautiful, crunchy, and surprisingly sweet in Spring and Fall, they are my favorite radish. I plant them in rings around all my curcubits to deter beetles, and tuck them in anywhere else they'll fit. A great starter vegetable for kids' gardens, too!