Red Meat Watermelon Radish
Bright pink interior, sweet mild flavour. You will see why this 2-4" radish is referred to as watermelon when you cut into it. Unique with white skin and attractive green shoulders with an amazing dark pink flesh. It is exceptionally mild with a touch of sweetness and has a smooth texture. Best sown in late summer to avoid bolting. Matures in 50 days. Approx. 350 seeds/pkg.
Begin sowing as soon as the ground can be worked. Radish does best in the spring and fall when the soil is cool (4-18 degrees C) and the days are short. Summer production of radish may not be as uniform. Sow 1⁄2 inches apart and 1⁄4 inches deep in rows 12-18 inches apart. Thin to approx. 35 plants/ft. Make successive sowings every 5-7 days to keep a constant supply of fresh radish all season. Note: Not suitable for spring planting, plant in late summer. For best quality, radishes need to grow fast and need to be harvested fast.
Requires full sun and pH of 6.0-7.0. Extremely light feeders; no special soil preparation is required. Sufficient water is essential as the faster the radish, the better the flavour. Plant radish in rows with slow germinating seeds like carrots, parsnip and beets to help break the soil and aid in the germination of the slower seeds.
Harvest as soon as roots reach a desired size, 20-25 days.
Pests & Diseases:
Flea beetles, small, shiny, hopping insects that leave small holes in the leaves. Avoid planting too early, use row covers or Rotenone dust to control insects. Also, planting with taller growing companions will help to hide the plants from insects.
Lettuce, bean, beet, carrot, parsnip, pea, spinach. Radish improves the flavour of lettuce.