The best home garden variety for fresh eating. Crisp, red roots are 3″ long with tidy white tips. Flesh is white, crisp and only mildly pungent. Plant with crops that take longer to mature (e.g. carrots or broccoli), and harvest the radishes first. Companion plants include: cucumbers, peas, cabbage and lettuce and nasturtiums. Dislikes hyssop.
CULTURE: Plant early and often. Radishes love cooler weather.
SUN: Provide partial shade in summer.
INSECTS AND DISEASES: Control fleas beetles with pyrethrum. Wood ashes and diatomaceous earth irritate and discourage worms.
SUGGESTED Individual Portion: 1 Tablespoon.