Radish, Salad Rose
A great salad or peppery beer radish.
Days To Maturity
2-4 weeks BLF
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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 Maturity25 daysFruit Size7-8 inchesSunFull SunSpread3 inchesHeight4-6 inchesSow MethodDirect SowPlanting TimeFall, SpringSow Time2-4 weeks BLFThin3 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Radish, Salad Rose is rated out of 5 by 8.Rated 5 out of 5 by AngieMac from Perfect all the way around!! Spring planting on 3/21 zone 7 had a 10-14 day delay in germination so I didn't harvest until 47th day but they were EXCELLENT in size and taste. I suspect fall planting will germinate much quicker and I can harvest earlier. These are less spicy than the average radish which is perfect for our household. I think I had nearly 100% germination once it happened. Once the greens got to an enormous size, the root began to darken and thicken as a radish should. Very impressed with this variety and will continue to grow these as long as Burpee makes them available. Next spring, I will most likely plant 2-3 weeks before last freeze instead of 4. All direct sowed seeds in the garden delayed 10-14 days for germination this year.Date published: 2015-05-15Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from All around Great As long as the soil is kept properly moist, especially during seedling, this is a great radish. I grow them in my garden and indoors with my class. Great product!Date published: 2013-03-10Rated 5 out of 5 by VegMan from Rockin' Radish This radish was a real score!! It grew really well in my little veg patch. I pickled what I didn't use and will be definitely growing these next year.Date published: 2013-02-09Rated 5 out of 5 by tcme from Great Radish This is my first year planting this radish and I am very pleased with it. The seeds germinated very well. This is a very tasty radish - great crunch - nice level of spice - delicious. I will definitely plant these again.Date published: 2012-06-28Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from The Best Radish Ever! Germination was fab. They came up fast and strong. They were not bothered by pill bugs (unlike my other radishes). They did not get pithy no matter how large they grew. They flavor was fantastic! Much better that the other three varieties of common radishes that I planted this year. Zippy, crunchy, tasty, yum! In the same space that I could have grown an ordinary radish, I got radishes the size of carrots from Salad Rose. A few of them did not turn rose colored but were white, but they were still very tasty. I've tried five different varieties of ordinary radishes so far and one of the icicle type. This one - slam dunk - was the very best for production, flavor and texture. It came in a little later than ordinary radishes (maybe two weeks). But, seriously, every single one of them equaled at least six of the ordinary radishes! And their flavor was by far the best if you like a sweetish flavor with a tiny bit of peppery zing in your radish. Also, goes great with beer! But, the greens were pretty yucky to my taste buds. I won't try that again. Still, it would be a waste of my time (and garden space) to plant any other radish. It is a must try!Date published: 2011-06-08Rated 5 out of 5 by unsightly from Not For the Faint of Heart! These radishes are amazing. From the shape and color to the texture and taste, they are unlike any other radish I've had. They are extremely peppery. The first few bites seem normal, but after you have chewed for a few seconds, the peppery taste gets stronger and stronger and stays in your mouth for a while. They are a lovely color and texture as well. The germination rate was excellent, I just spaced each seed 2" apart at planting so I wouldn't have to thin them, and they pretty much all came up. They took a little longer than 35 days to harvest for me, I would say more like 40-42 days, but well worth the wait!Date published: 2010-06-21Rated 5 out of 5 by MoeT from A FUN ITEM I raised these radishes in my garden this past season and was surprised at how well they did! My grandgirls (6&4) had so much fun sorting and pulling them from the ground. They tops were beautiful, lush and were great stirfry vegies. These will be in the garden again this year as the girls and I will be putting out a garden for them to raise. They will have fun!Date published: 2009-03-29Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich from Best Radish Ever! I raise lots of different radishes, but the Salad Rose is the number one favorite. Easy to grow, great yields, fantastic taste, and they last a long time in the ground without becoming pithy. They can become the size of a carrot and remain excellent for eating. I am simply amazed commercial growers do not use this variety!Date published: 2006-12-25