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Radish, Summer Cross Hybrid
Giant white Oriental type. Spring or fall crop.
The roots of Summer Cross are ready to pull when they are 6" long, but they can grow up to 14" long without any pithiness. The white flesh stays crisp and mild. Spring or fall crop. Fast and easy to grow, radishes are best in cool weather. A packet sows about a 15 ft. row. New gardeners try Burpee's Radish Seed Tapes! Sun.
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).