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French Breakfast Radish

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Raphanus sativus
French Breakfast Radish (23 days)

Approximately 90-140 radish seeds per gram


French Breakfast radish was first mentioned by B.K. Bliss and son of New York in 1870.  

It kind of reminds me of one of those bullet Popsicles I used to get when I was a kid because of its cool red and white colors. 

French Breakfast is an oblong radish that grows 1 1/2 to 2 inches, scarlet up top in color with a bright white tip.  Sweet, tender and mild.   Perfect for salads. 

1884 D.M. Ferry Seed Catalog says about French Breakfast Radish....
"A medium sized radish, olive shaped, small top, of quick growth, very crisp and tender, of a beautiful scarlet color, except near the root, which is pure white.  A splendid variety for the table, not only on account of its excellent qualities, but for its beautiful color."

1922 Templin-Crockett-Bradley Co. says about French Breakfast Radish....
"A most beautiful radish of true olive shape.  Color bright carmine with clear white in the lower portion.  French Breakfast is an exceedingly early variety and must be eaten as soon as fully developed to have it firm and crisp.  Very tender and mild." 

***Note the picture on the cover of the above mentioned 1922 catalog.  It has proudly pictured the French Breakfast Radish. 

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .   OR, TX

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

Raphanus sativus

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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