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Radish, German Giant

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Large size in just 29 days.

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Large, globe-shaped radishes, 1 1/2" across with crimson skin and mild white flesh. Firm, crisp, mild flavor. Attains a large size without becoming hollow to pithy.
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Days To Maturity null

29 days

Fruit Size null

1-2 inches

Sun null

Full Sun

Spread null

3 inches

Height null

4-12 inches

Sow Method null

Direct Sow

Planting Time null

Fall, Spring

Sow Time null

2-4 weeks BLF

Thin null

3 inches

Life Cycle null


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  • How to Sow

    • 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.
    • Thin to stand about 2" apart.
    • Sow winter radishes in midsummer for late fall and winter use. They can grow large with several inches of root showing above ground.

    How to Grow

    • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
    • Water continuously and evenly. Avoid over-fertilizing radish plants.
    • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
    • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

    Harvest and Preserving Tips

    • Pull spring radishes when they are the proper size for the type, about 25 days after planting. If you wait too long to harvest they will become pithy. Push back the soil to see if they have formed bulbs, and taste one or two to see if they are ready. Finish harvest before warm weather comes.
    • Cut off the tops and store in plastic bags at 32-40 degrees F, in the refrigerator, for up to 3 weeks.
    • Harvest winter or fall radishes as needed in fall. Dig all remaining roots before the ground freezes and store throughout the winter (use as needed).
    • Radishes may be eaten raw in salads or sautéed in butter with salt, pepper and herbs as a side dish. Winter radishes may be cooked like turnips or used in stir fry. They may also be pickled.
  • Days To Maturity
    29 days
    Fruit Size
    1-2 inches
    Full Sun
    3 inches
    4-12 inches
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow
    Planting Time
    Fall, Spring
    Sow Time
    2-4 weeks BLF
    3 inches
    Life Cycle
  • Radish, German Giant is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outsmarted the Moles & Voles I have lost too many radish crops to the voles who follow the moles. This year I planted these radishes in an elevated bed and got a great crop of big and tender radishes.
    Date published: 2015-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST radish!!! We have grown a lot of different radishes over the years, and this is the very best! I do a spring and a fall planting and they are large, crunchy, not too hot, and never woody!
    Date published: 2012-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from German Giant Radish lives up to its name! These radishes came up so big and beautiful and tasty!......I planted some early and about only half came up but once I waited until April I would say that all the seeds I have planted for the most part have come up. I am very pleased. I live in the coastal plain of NC if anyone is curious for planting purposes.
    Date published: 2009-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect radish This radish is the best in my opinon because it will stay mild and grow large without sacraficing texture and taste. Other radishes have to be picked at a certain time. The German Giant can be picked over a much longer period of time instead of all at once.
    Date published: 2008-06-15
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