A winter variety popular in Europe since the 1500s. Crisp, pungent, spicy white flesh.
Black radishes have been grown and savored in Europe since the 1500s. With handsome black skins, the large 3-4" turnip-shaped globes have crisp, pungent, spicy pure-white flesh. A winter variety valued for its strong medicinal properties, ease of growth, and long storage.
Sow radish seeds in well-worked soil after danger of frost in early spring, again in late summer for fall crop. In frost free areas, sow in the fall. Sow thinly in rows about 6" apart. Cover with 1/2" of fine soil; firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 4-6 days.
How to Grow
Thin to stand about 2" apart. Water continuously and evenly. Avoid over-fertilizing radish plants.
Pull spring radishes when they are the proper size for the type, about 25 days after planting. Finish harvest before warm weather comes and before the roots become woody or pithy. Store in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks with their tops cut off. Harvest winter or fall radishes as needed in fall. Dig all remaining roots before ground freezes and store throughout the winter (use as needed).