Watermelon Radish/Red Meat Winter Seeds - (Raphanus sativus)

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SKU:
V1124
Seed Count:
Approx 300 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
50-60 days
Days to Germination:
4-10 days
Plant Spacing:
4-6"
Light Preference:
Full sun to partial shade
Soil Requirements:
Sandy loam
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Young Watermelon/Red Meat Winter Radishes - (Raphanus sativus)
  • Watermelon/Red Meat Winter Radishes - (Raphanus sativus)
  • Watermelon/Red Meat Winter Radishes - (Raphanus sativus)
  • Watermelon/Red Meat Winter Radish leaves - (Raphanus sativus)
  • Slicing a Watermelon/Red Meat Winter Radish - (Raphanus sativus)
  • Sliced Watermelon/Red Meat Winter Radish - (Raphanus sativus)
  • Watermelon/Red Meat Winter Radish Seeds - (Raphanus sativus)
$3.15

Description

Watermelon Radish/Red Meat Winter Radish

This unique 4" ball-shaped root with white skin and watermelon-red flesh are crispy, mild and sweet. Put in salads, cider vinaigrette, sprinkle on soups, hot pasta or poached fish.  Slice and sprinkle with black sesame seeds for a tasty treat. Bolts quickly after spring sowing, harvest quickly and sow again for autumn plantings.

History

The radish is indigenous to Europe and Asia. Domestication is believed to have occurred 5,000 years ago. Radishes were well known to the Greeks and Romans.

Uses

Radishes are mostly eaten fresh. Great in salads, sliced with salt or pickled. 

Growing Tip

Harvest radishes as soon as they are mature, if you let them them go too long they will be tough and woody.

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