This is an unusual mixture of crimson, pink, purple and white radishes which will look stunning served together in a salad. They are easy and quick to grow, perfect to grow in pots and containers.
French Breakfast is a long cylindrical shaped root of crimson red with a white tip , Pink Beauty is globe shaped with a sweet mild flavour, Malaga Violet has a striking purple skin with crisp white flesh and finally, White Beauty is globe shaped with pure white skin and firm white mild flavoured flesh.
Approx. French Breakfast (25%), Pink Beauty (25%), Malaga Violet (25%) and White Beauty (25%).
|When to Sow||March to September.|
|Where to Sow||Sow thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm(1/2in) deep, direct in growing position, with 15cm (6in) between rows either in a well prepared seed bed or in a pot or container.|
|Sow successionally every 2 to 3 weeks to have a continuous supply throughout 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.|
|Harvest||April to October.|
|Handy Tips||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.|
|To avoid radishes running to seed too quickly in hot summer months, consider moving pots or containers to a shadier position and keep well watered.|
|Companion Planting||Good Companions : Beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, corn, cucumber, lettuce, parsnip, peas, spinach, squash and tomato|
|Nutritional Information||Rich in vitamin C and potassium. Contains beneficial sulphur compounds.|
|Serving Suggestion||Great as a snack served whole with dips or sliced in a salad. Try them grated in coleslaw.|