Organic White Icicle Radish Seeds (28 days)
Was also know as "Icicle" or "Pearl Forcing" radish. Was called "new" in Maule's 1903 seed catalog.
Long radishes were once all the rage. Why have a small ball type radish when you could grow three times the mass in the same surface area? It wasn't until the late 1930s and early 1940s that ball or globe radishes became popular.
White Icicle radishes have pure white flesh with a spice that warms the tongue, but doesn't bite back. Old seed catalogs say it was sweet and mild in flavor. You be the judge.
The roots are 6-8"s long, tapered and about an 1" in diameter.
Perfect for the home gardener and make a great display for market growers.
1924 Portland Seed Co. Catalog says about White Icicle Radish...
"This superb radish is the finest and longest of the very early, pure white varieties. Planted in the spring, is ready for use in 20 to 25 days; their long, slender form and pure, paper-white skin are most attractive when bunched for market. This radish is not only crisp and tender when young but also retains these qualities until the roots attain large size; is excellently adapted for forcing purposes or successive sowing in open ground and gives a continuous supply of tender, crisp radishes for the table or market throughout the season."
Put them in to two gardens, one in Midland MI and one in Traverse City MI probably 2-3 weeks ago. They have all sprouted and have leafed out. IVe thinned the plants but don’t expect to harvest them until mid October. So far I’m very pleased that they’ve all sprouted.