The most popular traditional variety for its mildness and crisp, tender tankard shaped roots with a white tip. A reliable old fashioned favourite, it’s fast cropping.
The roots are crisp and have a mild flavour, perfect for adding to summer salads. Sow regularly for a tasty supply of fresh picked radishes all summer long.
Outdoors, sow thinly, February-September, where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½”) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 23cm (9″) between rows. Early sowings, especially those in February, will benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 7-10 days. Water well until plants are established. Thin only if plants are overcrowded. Harvest: April-October.
Tip: Regular watering ensures fast growth and prevents roots going ‘woody.’ Radishes are best sown ‘little and often.’