Simple Round Red and White Mix

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Simple Round Red and White Mix

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Ships January 2017
As an alternative to the ubiquitous “Easter Egg ll”, which I never liked as much as the original we offer for your consideration a blend oflittle one inch round radishes in equal portions of red only, white only and white with a red top (Red Head) and red with a white tip (Sparkler)  A very attractive mix of bright color and mild taste. Quick growing mild varieties that make attractive bunches and salad trays.   
25 days    

250 seeds   (10 ft row) 

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Garden Radish
A packet sows 10 ft row (250 seeds)

You can sow radish seed around the average last frost date;  mid April in zone 7 and continue to sow seed every 2-3 weeks through early summer and again in late summer for production into early winter.   You will have plenty of radishes over a long harvest period by succession planting.  

Sow the seeds in drill where they are to grow thinly at a rate of 20 seeds per foot and cover the seed with 1/2 of fine soil.   The best radishes grow rapidly in potassium rich soils rich in trace elements.  Drought and other stress conditions delay growth adversely and affect the crop.  Hot temperatures seem to affect even mild radishes making them spicier.

A late crop of oriental type radishes heavily mulched will allow you to harvest the roots into the winter.  They can also be stored as a “root cellar” crop where winters are too cold. Small, early radishes so not keep well though the winter.

Most radishes will mature for harvest and if left in the ground past maturity will bolt into seed if they are started from seed early enough in the spring.  The abundant pods should be swollen and start to turn gray.  We generally will pull the plants and then allow them to further ripen in a dry area.  The pods have to be thoroughly dry to easily thrash the pods (on a tarp) and release the seed.