Radish Seeds - Summer

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Cherry Belle Radish Seeds (Summer Type) Heirloom Vegetable. Quick as a wink to grow! A delightful cherry red root that has solid, crisp, very sweet and mild tasting flesh. This is an extra early variety that forces well under glass and maintains its good eating quality for an extended period. Try this variety for late spring/early summer plantings. Introduced in 1949.

Early Scarlet Globe Radish Seeds (Summer Type) Heirloom Vegetable. Bright scarlet roots with pure white, crisp, tender flesh that has a very mild taste. Our stock is a special strain with medium tops about 7.5 cm (3″) high. This is a good variety to choose if your soil tends to be a little sandy or on the drier side. Grown since the late 1890’s. This product is part of our Vegetable Garden Starter Kit; click here to check it out.

French Breakfast Radish Seeds (Summer Type) Heirloom Vegetable. An older variety grown since at least the late 1870’s. Produces rich scarlet red roots with white tips that are crisp, mild and surprisingly sweet. A real favourite that has stood the test of time! Although frost hardy, roots will not tolerate freezing. Irrigation is essential for best flavour and root consistency.

Sparkler White Tipped Radish Seeds Heirloom Vegetable. A beautiful round radish. The top half is a fine scarlet colour with a rosy edge bordering a pure white bottom half. Tender yet crisp flesh on what is possibly the finest market radish. Irrigation is essential for best flavour and root development. This variety tastes best when harvested around 2.5 cm (1″) in diameter. First grown here in the late 1930’s.

White Icicle Radish Seeds Heirloom Vegetable. A handsome long radish with glistening, pure white roots up to 12.5 cm (5″) long and nearly 2.5 cm (1″) in diameter. Flesh is crisp and sweet with a mild flavour that warms the tongue but tends to be less pungent than round varieties. This is an attractive variety for both commercial growers and home gardeners. Grown from at least 1865.

Easter Egg II radish seeds are a blend of six distinctly coloured radishes. The flesh is white and the roots can become relatively large without getting pithy. Look for white, rose pink, bubblegum pink, amethyst, mauve, scarlet and purple roots. The uniform roots are round, crisp, and flavourful, with tops that are good for bunching. Get the most out of your radish bed with this blend of diverse colours for spring and fall growing. Provide some frost protection, and you may be able to grow for winter harvests. Once radishes begin to bolt in response to warm soil in early summer, they should be pulled and composted. The process cannot be reversed, and a bolting radish is no good for eating. Matures in 28 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

How to Grow

90-100 seed/gram. Sow early varieties in a sunny site as soon as the ground is workable in the spring. Winter radishes are generally sown in mid-summer. Sow seed every two weeks 12 mm (1/2″) deep and about 2.5 cm (1″) apart in rows about 30 cm (12″) apart. Keep soil evenly moist during germination and growth. Harvest in 3-4 weeks when the roots have reached the size of a large marble. One packet sows approximately 6 m (20’) of row.

Seed Tape

Radish Cherry Belle Seed Tapes (Aimers Seed Tape) Heirloom Vegetable. A delightful cherry red radish and another All America Winner. Its solid, crisp white flesh is very sweet and mild tasting. Extra early to mature in only 21 days from germination. Whether you are growing in the garden or greenhouse, Cherry Belle maintains its quality over a long time. Perfect for early and late summer plantings! No wonder it’s our number 1 radish! Introduced in 1949.

How to Grow

In a sunny site with well drained organic soil, sow successive crops every two weeks in early spring or late summer as long as the weather is cool. Lay out the tape and cover with 12 mm (1/2″) of soil. Space rows 30 cm (12′) apart. Thin seedlings to 4 cm (1 1/2″) apart. Rapid growth is essential for tasty tender roots. Keep the soil evenly moist during both the germination and growth stages.