One of the best well known types, this reliable globe variety has an attractive bright red colour with a white tip. High yielding with very crisp texture and peppery flavour.
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 may 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.’