Sow Icicle Short Top radish seeds from early spring to the middle of May, and plan to sow again in September for a fall harvest crop. The tops on this cylindrical, pure white radish are indeed short at only 11cm (4 1/2"), while the roots keep their fine texture and eating quality up to 15cm (6") long. White radishes are a little milder than the red skinned ones, with less of that sharp heat. Icicle Short Top is adapted for a wide range of soil conditions and geographical regions, it remains uniform and vigorous. Try planting this radish at a tighter spacing than usual. They perform well in containers, but use deep, freely draining pots.
It is said that planting 3 or 4 icicle radishes around the mound where you plant squash, and allowing them to grow and bloom, will prevent most pests of squash and cucumber.