Watermelon Radish/Red Meat Winter Seeds - (Raphanus sativus)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 300 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 50-60 days
- Days to Germination:
- 4-10 days
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements:
- Sandy loam
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
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.
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.
Radishes are mostly eaten fresh. Great in salads, sliced with salt or pickled.
Harvest radishes as soon as they are mature, if you let them them go too long they will be tough and woody.