I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
Sometimes called Crimson "Giant Globe Radish" or "Giant Butter Radish".
Crimson Giant Radish seeds grow large 1½ - 2" globe shaped crimson red radishes.
These great globes don't become hollow or pithy with their large size.
Twice the size of Cherry Belle.
The flavor is rich with a buttery texture yet mild and not hot.
1918 The Great Northern Seed Company says about Crimson Giant... "It is a rapid growing sort, developing roots of a beautiful deep crimson color, which vary in shape from round to almost oval, weighing up to 1 ½ ounces per bulb, or about four times the weight of similar sorts; but not withstanding its immense size, does not get hollow or pithy, the flesh remaining sparkling white, solid, crisp and juicy, and of the mildest flavor."
1948 Oscar Wills Seed Company says about Crimson Giant Globe.... "An extremely large, globe shaped, deep crimson radish or superior quality, and standing very long before becoming pithy. The white flesh is solid, crisp, and mild. The white flesh is solid, crisp and mild."
TIP Remember like any root crop radishes like sandy, loose soil to develop proper size roots. If you don't have sandy soil try adding more organic matter to break up heavy clay soils. You can grow radishes any time of the season, but they do much better in the cool weather of early spring and fall.