Radish, Champion Radish
The Champion Radish is a large Cherry Belle type of radish with sizes averaging approx one and a half inches. This Champion radish grows large without getting pithy and holds up well in storage. Like the cherry belle, this radish is also resistant to cold temperatures and is excellent for early or late plantings. It matures in just 25-28 days.
Make plantings of cool-season spring radishes every week or two for a continuous harvest until hot weather hits. Since they mature quickly, radishes make a good intercrop along with slower growing crops, such as other cabbage family crops, or tomato or squash family crops or follow radish harvest with summer succession crops such as beans, or fall-harvested crops.
- Botanical Name - Raphanus sativus
- Zone: 3-9
- Days to Maturity: 22-28 Days
- Height: 6-8in
- Fruit Color: Red
- Treated: No
- Germination Time: 3-7 Days
- Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
- Germination Rate: 90%
- Lifecycle: Biennial
- Sunlight: Full Sun/Partial Shade
- Watering: Average
- Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
- Sow Depth: 1/2 inch
- Seed Spacing 1 inch
- Plant Spacing: Thin to 2in
- Row Spacing: 12-18
- Season of Interest: Spring, Fall
Radish Growing Guide
- Companion Planting Guide
CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo, Annual
Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year.
All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom. This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.
- Chervil and nasturtium improve growth and flavor
Did you know.. Radishes are members of the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family. The root is related to kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and horseradish, among others.