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Organic French Breakfast Radish Seeds

Raphanus sativus

5.00 (1 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow the first crop of radishes in rich soil, about four weeks before the last expected spring frost. Plant them in deeply worked up soil about 1/2" deep and 1" apart; later, thin the seedlings 2-3" apart or more for larger radishes. For a continuous harvest, plant a new crop every two weeks. Since most radishes do not tolerate heat well, it is best to avoid planting them in the heat of midsummer. For a fall crop and winter storage, plant about two months before the first expected fall frost.

Growing: Radishes do well with consistently moist soil and the addition of organic matter such as compost. Do not allow the soil to dry out, but also avoid overwatering as this can cause splitting.

Harvesting: French Breakfast radishes taste best when harvested at a length of 3". The flavor is mildly spicy and the texture crisp.

Seed Saving: Radishes will cross pollinate with all other varieties of radish, and must be isolated by at least half a mile from other varieties to protect genetic purity. Allow the radish plant to fully mature and send up a flowering stalk; the pods will form and turn from green to brown. Pick the brown pods and allow them to dry for several days. Thresh out the seeds by opening the pods by hand, or by applying pressure to crush them. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to five years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Raphanus sativus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 2,500

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 9 Inches

Color: White, Red

Organic French Breakfast Radish Seeds 5.0
Review By Colette Fleuridas

delicious, beautiful, and easy to grow

I planted these in early April, and by early May, some were ready to harvest: Delicious and beautiful! We ate the leaves and radishes in our salads. I replanted two weeks ago, and the sprouts are up and have leaved, already: This is a very rewarding crop to grow.

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French Breakfast radishes have a unique oblong shape, making them great for dipping! They are bright red on the top and have snow-white tips. These are fast and easy to grow with only 24 days to maturity! Cool weather is best for this variety, and consistently moist soil is recommended.
Though the exact origin of French Breakfast radishes is unknown, renowned seed expert James J. H. Gregory of Marblehead, Massachusetts first offered them for sale in his seed catalog in 1875.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow the first crop of radishes in rich soil, about four weeks before the last expected spring frost. Plant them in deeply worked up soil about 1/2" deep and 1" apart; later, thin the seedlings 2-3" apart or more for larger radishes. For a continuous harvest, plant a new crop every two weeks. Since most radishes do not tolerate heat well, it is best to avoid planting them in the heat of midsummer. For a fall crop and winter storage, plant about two months before the first expected fall frost.

Growing: Radishes do well with consistently moist soil and the addition of organic matter such as compost. Do not allow the soil to dry out, but also avoid overwatering as this can cause splitting.

Harvesting: French Breakfast radishes taste best when harvested at a length of 3". The flavor is mildly spicy and the texture crisp.

Seed Saving: Radishes will cross pollinate with all other varieties of radish, and must be isolated by at least half a mile from other varieties to protect genetic purity. Allow the radish plant to fully mature and send up a flowering stalk; the pods will form and turn from green to brown. Pick the brown pods and allow them to dry for several days. Thresh out the seeds by opening the pods by hand, or by applying pressure to crush them. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place for up to five years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Raphanus sativus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 2,500

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 9 Inches

Color: White, Red

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
5.0

Review By Colette Fleuridas

delicious, beautiful, and easy to grow

I planted these in early April, and by early May, some were ready to harvest: Delicious and beautiful! We ate the leaves and radishes in our salads. I replanted two weeks ago, and the sprouts are up and have leaved, already: This is a very rewarding crop to grow.