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Radish China Rose Winter Organic

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Tapering radish with carmine-rose coloured skin and crisp pungent flesh are produced from Mid-summer through to early winter.

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Radish China Rose Winter Organic  

Radish China Rose Winter Organic. This Chinese winter radish was introduced to Europe by Jesuit missionaries in 1850. Long 6-8 inch x 2 inch. Tapering radish with carmine-rose coloured skin and crisp pungent flesh are produced from Mid-summer through to early winter. With any remaining radish storing well in sand late into winter. Seeds are excellent for sprouting. Can be planted in the spring for summer eating or planted in the fall for storage. The young leaves can also be used in salads or for stir-frying. Keeps well. 55 days from germination.

Cultivation Advice 

  • China Rose Winter Radishes are best planted in late summer or early fall for a winter harvest. They thrive in cooler weather.
  • Opt for well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Loosen the soil to a depth of at least 8-10 inches for proper root development.
  • Directly sow seeds approximately half an inch deep and space them 1-2 inches apart in rows. Leave around 12 inches between rows to allow for growth.
  • These radishes prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Ensure they receive at least 6 hours of sunlight daily, even during the winter months.
  • Keep the soil evenly moist throughout the growing period. Water regularly but avoid waterlogging, especially during colder periods.
  • Once seedlings emerge, thin them to ensure proper spacing. Maintain around 2-3 inches between plants to allow sufficient room for bulb formation.
  • Prior to planting, amend the soil with organic compost or well-rotted manure. Radishes don’t typically need heavy feeding but benefit from nutrient-rich soil.
  • Regularly remove weeds around the plants to minimize competition for nutrients and space. Be gentle around radish roots to avoid disruption.
  • Mulch lightly to retain soil moisture and regulate temperature. Monitor for pests like aphids or flea beetles, and employ organic solutions if needed.
  • China Rose Winter Radishes mature in approximately 60-70 days. Harvest when the roots reach around 2-3 inches in diameter. Gently pull them from the soil.
  • Remove the greens and store radishes in a cool, humid place like the refrigerator. These radishes store well, providing a fresh taste even in winter.

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