Seed Tape Radish Cherry - McKenzie Seeds
Seed Tape Radish Cherry
- Raphanus sativus
- Crunchy, crisp, with a peppery flavor
- Add to salads for a tasty crunch
- 20 to 25 days to harvest
- 4 to 7 days to germinate
- Companion Planting: Beans, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Melons, Peas, Squash, Kohlrabi
An All-American Selection! Cherry Belle Radish is a very popular and quick growing variety. Its round, bright red fruit resembles a cherry at 2 cm (3 /4") in size. While red on the outside, the inside has crisp, white, solid flesh. This cool weather crop even holds its mild flavor in the refrigerator.
Planting Instructions: Prepare the soil for planting. Make shallow rows 13 mm (1/2") deep and 30 cm (12") apart. Tear strips apart and unroll into rows. Water the Seed tape thoroughly, then cover with soil and water thoroughly again. Make several plantings, 10 days apart until the weather becomes warm. May be sown again when weather cools for a fall crop.
Please Note: Seed tapes require consistent moisture to ensure best germination.
4.5 meters (15') - with 200 plus seeds
Planting Instructions: Directly seed into rich well-drained soil as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. Repeat every 10 days except during hot weather.
Best when planted in a rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Seeds germinate in approximately 4-7 days.
Radishes can be sown with slower growing vegetables like carrots and onions to help mark the rows. They grow quickly and can be harvested before they create much competition for the other vegetables
Radishes prefer cooler weather so successive sowings up until early summer will give a steady supply of nice crisp radishes.
Radishes need to be kept well watered so that they grow well and taste great. If they have periods of drought they will become hot and woody.
Better to plant smaller amounts and continue to sow at 1-2 week intervals until mid-July to enjoy smaller yet usable harvests.
Plants under stress from hot temperatures or other environmental extremes will cause the radish to bolt to seed. You can tell when a plant has bolted because it will send out long shoots topped by flowers that will eventually contain seeds.
Harvesting and Storage
Begin harvesting radishes once large enough to eat.
Once radishes are full size be sure to harvest the entire crop to be washed and stored in the refrigerator where they can be used up until the next sowing is ready to harvest.
Radishes washed and stored inside plastic bags in the crisper of the refrigerator will stay in good shape for a few weeks.
Companion Planting: Beans, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Melons, Peas, Squash, Kohlrabi