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Radishes

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Kids and Radishes
Radishes are often suggested as a crop for children because the roots are so quick to mature. Dropping the seeds into the rows and then waiting for them to come up is a great introduction to gardening. It teaches children patience without taxing it too greatly. Thinning the little seedlings after a few weeks is fun too, because they can see the tiny red radish just starting to form. At harvest time, they're proud of their contribution to the family salad, even if the taste of radishes might be a bit hot for them. Making it an early spring project will ensure sweeter, less pungent roots. And you'll share in their discovery of the miracle of nature: a miracle that has the power to enthrall at any age.
Cooking Tip:
Cooking With Radishes

Red radishes are usually eaten raw, to preserve their color and crispness. But I love to use them in cooked dishes as well. The trick is adding them toward the end of the cooking process. I toss in a handful of sliced radishes when I’m stir-frying vegetables. I also love the bright color they give to fried rice.



Radishes are a favorite seed to sow as soon as the soil can be worked. They grow easily and rapidly in cool weather. Moderately fertile soil is fine, amended lightly with manure and/or compost. Too much fertilizer causes heavy top growth and stunted roots. Seed in small rows or broadcast, covering lightly with soil. Tamp down lightly, and water. Sow every 7 to 14 days for a steady supply. The key to crisp, mild radishes is regular watering and weeding. Thin carefully when radishes are about 2” tall. Harvest small for mildest flavor and crispy texture. All our radishes are open-pollinated and each variety is unique.

Average seed life: 3 years

     
#3805 Flamboyant French Breakfast Radishes: 25-30 days
A French variety bred for the European gourmet restaurant trade, these radishes are glossy, vermilion-red jewels about 2” in length with classic white tips. Tender with just a hint of pungency, they are often served with crusty baguette slices and sweet artisanal butter. (OP)

Packet of 400 Seeds / $3.10

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#3810 Fuego Radishes: 24-25 days
This is a slightly elongated, barrel-shaped radish, deep scarlet-red in color with extremely good resistance to disease. U.S. bred, it seldom becomes pithy, has lots of crunch and mild flavor. (OP.)

Packet of 400 Seeds / $3.05

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#3815 Helios Yellow Radishes: 30-35 days
Named for the Greek sun god, this uniquely colored heirloom is pale golden-yellow with a plump, olive-like shape. Its white flesh is quite sweet and tasty. (OP.)

Packet of 400 Seeds / $3.55

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#3820 Rebel Radishes: 25-30 days
From Holland comes this round, vivid red variety. Rebel produces uniform, perfect globe-shaped, little radishes. (OP.)

Packet of 400 Seeds / $3.25

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#3825 Purple Plum Radishes: 25-30 days
To complete our radish rainbow, here is a plump, round, deep purple radish with firm white flesh. It has a mild, sweet flavor that holds all season without becoming pithy. (OP)

Packet of 400 Seeds / $3.25

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#3830 Hailstone Radishes: 23-30 days
Gorgeous, pure white-skinned Hailstone has really firm, crunchy flesh. It forms a larger globe than most round types and holds its firm texture and crispness well. (OP.)

Packet of 400 Seeds / $3.05

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#3835 White Icicle Radishes: 27-30 days
Also known as Lady Fingers, this heirloom produces uniformly long, smooth and tapered, snow-white beauties. Growing 4” to 6” long and up to 1” thick, they look exactly like glistening, little icicles. The flesh is pure white and crisp, yet tender and juicy, with a rich, spicy flavor. It is prized for its ability to stand up to hot summer temperatures as well as being a quick grower for an extra, fall crop. You can also allow it to grow larger without the risk of it becoming pithy or woody. Perfect for salads, stir-fries or use as an elegant garnish! We just love this variety. (OP.)

Packet of 400 Seeds / $3.10

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#3840 Lady Slipper Radishes: 27-30 days
This pretty, plump, elongated, oval-shaped radish has pale pink skin and snow-white flesh. With a delightfully unique, mild and sweet taste, this little radish holds quite well in the ground without losing its lovely flavor or crispness. (OP.)

Packet of 400 Seeds / $3.35

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#3845 Pink Celebration Radishes: 25-30 days
A lovely, round, pink-skinned radish, Pink Celebration averages 1” to 1¼” in diameter with a mild tasting, white flesh and a crispy, firm texture that holds up in storage. Try roasting radish halves brushed with olive oil at 450° F for 15 minutes as a tasty treat with roast meat or poultry. (OP.)

Packet of 400 Seeds / $3.25

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#3870 Rat Tail Radishes: 45-50 days
Not a root-producing variety, it is inelegantly named for its slender, 4" to 12" long, edible seedpods. Rat Tail produces loads of pods, which are hot, spicy and pungent: the dark purple pods are spicier yet! Direct-sow Rat Tail Radishes as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring~stake the plants for support. Harvest pencil-thin while young and tender. An attention-grabbing garnish, the Rat Tail radish can be used raw, cooked or pickled. (OP.)

Average seed life: 3 years.

Packet of 100 Seeds / $3.75

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#3875 Raifort Champetre Radish: 60 days
New! This big, spicy French Radish had been referred to as “the poor man’s horseradish”, although we don’t know why. Creamy-white with pink shoulders, it has the zippy flavor and texture of a Daikon Radish, good for shredding into salads and stir-fries. (OP.)

Packet of 400 Seeds / $3.45

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#3880 Roodkapje Radishes: 25-30 days
AKA Little Red Riding Hood, this adorable diminutive Dutch radish has a luminescent white globe topped with a ruby-red cap. She was the flavor and fashion favorite in our trial garden. (OP.)

Packet of 400 Seeds / $3.35

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#3890 Gourmet Rainbow Radish Mixture: 23-30 days
For eye-popping salads and crudite extravaganzas, our new radish mixture spans the virtually radish rainbow of colors. It includes Flamboyant French Breakfast (red/white long taper), Fuego (red round), Hailstone (white round), Helios Yellow (round), Pink Celebration (round), Plum Purple (round), Roodkapje (red/white round) and White Icicle (long taper) for a tasty explosion of bi-color, pink, purple, red, white and yellow globe-shaped and long-tapered radishes. (OP.)

Packet of 1000 Seeds / $3.95

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