Malaga Violet has striking purple skin with contrasting crisp white flesh. It produces mild peppery roots which stay firm and crisp over a long season. Malaga Violet is very easy to grow and are ready to harvest in 4-5 weeks.
|When to Sow
|March to September.
|Where to sow
|Sow thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm (1/2in) deep direct in the growing position, with 15cm (6in) between rows either in a well prepared seed bed or in a pot or container.
|Sow sucessionally every 2 to 3 weeks to have a continuous supply through summer and early autumn.
|Protect early sowings with either a cloche or fleece from frosts.
|What to do Next
|Thin seedlings as required, leaving 5cm (2in) between each plant. Keep well watered, especially in dry periods and weed free.
|April to October.
|As a catch crop, radishes can be grown in the space between longer maturing vegetables such as Brassicas to maximise usage of your plot.
|To avoid the situation where too many radishes are ready to harvest at once, only sow short rows each time.
|For best texture and flavour pick roots when they are still small and young.
|Good Companions : Beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, corn, cucumber, lettuce, parsnip, peas, spinach, squash and tomato
|Rich in vitamin C and potassium.
|Great as a snack served whole with dips or sliced in a salad. Try them grated in coleslaw.
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