Radish - Cherry Belle
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- Category: Vegetable
- Type: Radish
- Variety: Cherry Belle
- Family: Mustards
- Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus
- Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Growing Difficulty: 2
- Soil PH: 6.5 to 7.6
- Fertilizer Requirements: 10-10-10
- Soil Type: Rich, Loose, Well-Draining
- Germination (days): 5 to 7
- Soil Temp for Germination: 55-75°F
- Lighting Conditions: FULL SUN
- Days to Maturity: 21 - 27
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Distance Apart (in row): 2"
- Row Spacing: 6"
DIRECT SOW ABOUT 4 WEEKS BEFORE LAST FROST
DO NOT SOW INDOORS
Radishes can be sown directly into the garden about four weeks before last frost, then again in late summer for a fall crop. In warmer climates, sow radish seeds in the fall only. We recommend a continuous planting every two weeks to keep fresh radishes on the table most of the season.
Fall crops should be planted about 8 weeks before the first anticipated fall frost.
Radishes usually are not at the top of anyone’s list when going to the grocery store. They are a great vegetable to experiment with.
Radishes can be pickled, roasted in the oven, grilled, sautéed, or simply harvest their greens and use those. The entire plant is edible and loaded with nutrients.
Cherry Belle Radishes are a quick grower and simple to harvest. Wait until the radishes are about 1” in diameter and turn the soil over to expose them. They are also very easily pulled out of the soil from the stalk. This variety stores quite a while in a refrigerator.
All radishes risk cross pollination with other radish varieties. In order to protect genetic purity, radishes must be isolated within a half mile of other varieties. (This may not be possible if you are in a neighborhood with many gardens). We suggest simply making sure that you do not plant other varieties in your own garden.
Once the plant fully matures, you will see a flowering stalk form. After the seed pods has grown, allow it to turn brown before picking. Once picked, dry the seed pods for a couple weeks. Open the seed pods by hand or by crushing them in your hands. Save the seeds in a cool dry place. Radish seeds are usually viable for 5 years depending on your storage methods.