Radish, Crimson Giant (Raphanus sativus) - 100 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•Sow: Sow early spring or before fall frost.
Crimson is one of the largest heirloom radish varieties that can be grown! This variety is a rapid growing radish that has developing roots of a beautiful deep crimson color, which can vary in shape from round to almost oval. The Crimson can weigh up to 1.5 ounces per bulb. This variety can grow up to 4 times a normal sized radish! Crimson is notwithstanding its immense size and its flesh does not get hollow or pithy, it remains sparkling white, solid, crisp and juicy.
Direct sow the first crop of radishes in rich soil a few weeks before the last expected frost of spring. Plant the seeds in deeply worked soil about 1/2" deep and 1" apart. Later thin the seedlings to 2-3" apart or more if you want larger radishes. Thinned seedlings can be transplanted elsewhere. For a continuous harvest, plant a new crop every 2 weeks. Since most radishes do not tolerate heat well, it is best to avoid planting them in the midsummer heat. For a fall crop and winter storage, plant about 2 months before the first expected fall frost. Radishes do well with consistent moisture and organic matter such as compost. Proper moisture is key. Don't let the soil dry out, but don't overwater either as this can cause splitting.
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