A tasty radish from China with beautiful rose-colored skin.
Jesuit missionaries gathered up this ancient winter radish from China and introduced it to Europe in the 1950s. Now ours to enjoy, the long peppery roots—6-8" by 2" diameter—have bright, beautiful rose-colored skin with white flesh. An ideal variety for fall planting.
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).