Large, crisp roots with unusual, deep colour.
Easily pulled from the ground due to strong tops.
Excellent source of vitamin C.
Sow outdoors thinly where they are to crop, 1.5cm(½in) deep, directly into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Allow 23cm (9in) 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.
Tip: Thin only if plants are overcrowded. Regular sowings made every two to three weeks will ensure a continuous supply.