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Watermelon Radish Seeds

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Watermelon Radish Seeds (55 days)



Sometimes called "Roseheart Radish" or "Red Meat Radish".

Radishes have been around since the time of the Romans, but this radish is relatively new. 

Watermelon radish seems to be all the rage when I go to farmers markets or local organic stores. 

The reason is not only the flavor, but the intense interior color just like a watermelon!

The watermelon radish has ball-shaped root that is about 4 inches in diameter. 

The color starts with deep green shoulders that fade to a bright white skin.

Cut a watermelon radish open and discover a bright red flesh that is reminiscent of a summertime watermelon!

Watermelon radish is crispy with mild and sweet flavor, excellent for salad, garnish and even cooking in Asian dishes.

TIP  Watermelon radishes grow best in cool climates, suitable for fall/winter crops.


 

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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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