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Organic Purple Plum Radish Seeds

Raphanus sativus

  • 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: This variety tastes best when harvested at 1-2" in diameter. Purple Plum radishes have a mild, sweet flavor and do not get woody.

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: Red, Purple

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~150 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $4.96 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $7.20 -+
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DESCRIPTION

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Purple Plum is indeed a purple-skinned, hardy annual radish for your garden. This variety will produce medium-sized purple radishes all season long - the firm white flesh is mildly spicy and seldom pithy! Like most radishes, this variety grows quickly and can be ready for the table in just 28 days.
A French heirloom well loved for its striking purple color, Purple Plum was first offered to American gardeners by the Alf Christianson Seed Company in 1985.

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: This variety tastes best when harvested at 1-2" in diameter. Purple Plum radishes have a mild, sweet flavor and do not get woody.

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: Red, Purple

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