The red round Radish is not as pungent or bitter as the white slender and tapering ones. They were grown mostly in mainland China and other parts of Southeast Asia in the pre-historic times dating back to the 3rd century. Radishes were also commonly found in Greek and Roman lands.
Radishes are a great crop to grow because of their sturdiness and pest-resisting strains. In fact, the Latinized name, of the genus, Raphanus, is a derivative of the Greek expression raphanos which means easily reared. They taste great and spike the flavor of any dish or salad with their unique spicy selves. Round radishes are extremely potent as nutrient-providers and supply a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and fiber to the system. If you are considering a detoxifying cleanse for your body then Radish can be the vegetable to rely on. From constipation to respiratory disorders, Radishes can prove extremely useful in a range of diseased conditions. Consumption of raw radishes everyday also results in well-nourished and glowing skin. Radish also improves the health of hair, dramatically. You can eat the Red round radishes raw, cooked, or steamed.
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- The round oval, bright red roots of this radish are very easy-to-grow and will provide a summer-long supply of tasty, crunchy roots with a mild flavour
- An variety producing bright red, round or oval shaped roots with crisp, moist flesh and mild flavour. Radish 'Scarlet Globe' is a very popular and easy variety. This quick growing summer radish is suitable for earlier sowings under glass as well as outdoor
Plan a fall planting. Plant 4-6 weeks into fall before the start of the winter.
Directly sow seeds ½ to an inch deep and one inch apart in rows that are 12 inches apart.
Thin to about 2-inch spacings. Avoid crowding of plants together.
Radishes when planted in too much shade—or even where neighbouring vegetable plants shade them—they invest all their energy into producing bigger leaves.