Radish

    Raphanus sativus var. radicula
The radish is a cruciferous plant and was propagated from the Black Radish relatively recently. It was not until the 1700s that the radish which we are used to us saw the light of day. The Black Radish, on the contrary, has been grown for a very long time. Read more in the chapter on Black Radish. The radish develops best if allowed to grow quickly without interruption in damp sandy soil, rich in humus and a moderate amount of nutrients. If it lacks water the taste of the radish becomes acrid and it begins to bloom quickly. The radish isn"™t as receptive to clump-root disease as the other cruciferous plants we have grown, but avoid growing it in the same place too often. It is, however, attacked by the flea beetle and the cabbage fly quite frequently and they can be the cause of the acrid taste as well. Keep the surface of the soil damp at all times or scatter wood-ash, lime, rock-flour or algomin on the leaves and soil repeatedly. Stubborn and serious attacks may warrant the use of poisonous extracts of plants like pyrethrum or rotenone. Radishes and Black radishes can be grown together with most plants, but they dislike hyssop. 

SOWING: Sow 1-2 cm deep directly after the soil is ready or in green-houses and hot-beds. It develops fast (4-6 weeks). Sow the radish seeds every few weeks until August-September, even longer in green houses.

SPACING: 1-2 cm between the plants and 10-30 cm between the rows.

HARVEST: Harvest often! Do not allow the radishes to grow to large and spongy! They will keep for about a week in the refrigerator. Do try to cook them as well, poached, fried, barbecued etc!

SEEDS: 80-130 seeds/1g. One portion sows several meters, at least 50 g sows 100 m and 5-10g/m2  for a green-house or hotbed.
Runåberg's Radishes, organic seeds
A lovely mix of red, pink and white radishes. Round and oblong. Why buy several bags to get variation when it is available in one bag? Sow in batches from early spring or in greenhouse until September...

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Plum Purple
Is the most fantastic radish we have tried. Itis an early, globe-shaped, violet radish of juicy, firm and white flesh. It can grow larger than a ping-pong ball without getting the least bit spongy and...

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Cherry Belle, organic seeds
Is a durable, scarlet-red, round and smooth radish with quite small tops. It is sweet and mild and can remain in the plot ready for harvest for quite a longtime without growing spongy. Cherry Belle is...

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Raxe, organic
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Sparkler, organic seeds
Is a ball-shaped, darkly rose-red radish of white bottom and point and crispy, juicy flesh. Sparkler"™s tops are small and it can remain in the ground ready for harvest for quite a long time without l...

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Pink Beauty
Is a delicious, ball-shaped, smooth, shiny pink radish, which can grow larger than average without becoming spongy or wooden. It resembles and can be called a sister of violet "Plum Purple". Pink beau...

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French Breakfast, organic seeds
Is a choice, oblong, rose-red radish with white tip. It has a mild, crispy flesh of the highest quality. French Breakfast, which is our favourite grows shallowly with small tops. It is often the first...

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Icicle, organic seeds
Is a completely white radish with pointed root 10-12 cm. Icicle is very beautiful and uniform with a crispy root of excellent taste and extra tasty tops, tasty even if it has had to remain in the grou...

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Rattail
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The name rat-tail says everything about its looks. It is grown for the spicy, tasty, 6-15 cm long, fibre-free, pointed seed-pods, green with a tinge of violet sometimes. They should be harvested befor...

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