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Early Scarlet Globe Radish

Early Scarlet Globe Radish

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Early Scarlet Globe (20 days)

This radish has long been know for its earliness and round uniformity. 

Early Scarlet Globe produces globe shaped, tender, crisp, white fleshed radishes.

Often used in greenhouse production for forcing.   

Remember to replant often for continuous crops.

We find early scarlet globe do not get hot or spicy like other varieties can with age. 

1927 Henry Field's Co. says about Early Scarlet Globe Radish...
"Beautiful scarlet globe-shaped radish, of quick maturity and exceptionally fine flavor. Good market sort."

1935 Isbell's Seed Co. says about Early Scarlet Globe Radish...

"For forcing and for garden culture. It is very early and of fine shape and color. The flesh is crisp and tender, juicy and mild. The color is rich scarlet. Has a small top and the radishes are surprisingly uniform in shape and size. The leading radish on the Detroit market. We offer only the most carefully grown seed. Ready for table use in 20 days."

1940 Oscar H. Will Pure Seed Book says Early Scarlet Globe Radish...

"The market gardener's variety. One of the earliest forcing Radishes and does equally well outside. Th bright scarlet roots are fair sized, globe-shaped and with very small top. We have as good a stock of this superb variety as is grown."

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¼" - ½" 50-70 50-80 3-11 4-6" 1-3" 90 lb. Full

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Planting Tips for Heirloom Radishes:

Radishes are a cool season crop and are quick to mature.  These heirloom seeds can be planted in spring or fall.  Due to the small size of these seeds and vegetables, most people will use a furrow technique when planting.  Sow in shallow furrow and cover with ¼” of sifted compost or light sand.  Later after the first few true leaves appear, it is best to then thin to final spacing.  Remember larger spacing will result in larger heirloom radishes but will take longer to mature.

Be sure to seed every few weeks if you desire a steady crop of heirloom radishes out of your garden.  Nothing can be easier to grow.  Consistent watering will tend to elimnate woody roots and a better tasting radish.

Seeding Care for Heirloom Radishes:

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.


Radish and Cucumber Salad

Combines two crunchy vegetables in a herb-scented, sweet and sour dressing.

3/4 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsely

3/4 teaspoon mustard seed

1/4 teaspoon each salt and peper

3 large cucumbers, rinds scored and very thinly sliced

1 cup thinly sliced radishes

Combine vinegar, sugar, salt, dill, parsley, mustard seed, salt and pepper; stir to dissolve sugar. Add Cucumbers and let marinate in refrigerator for several hours. To serve: add the radishes and mix thoroughly.

Serves 6

This recipe is from "Recipes from a Kitchen Garden" by Renee Shepherd and Fran Raboff

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