French Breakfast Radish
French Breakfast Radish (23 days)
French Breakfast radish was first mentioned by B.K. Bliss and son of New York in 1870.
It kind of reminds you of one of those bullet Popsicles you used to get when you were 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