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Radish Plum Purple Organic

Original price was: £2.29.Current price is: £2.19.

Unique deep purple round roots. Firm, white flesh, sweet and mild flavoured all season, hardy and adaptable, never pithy. An exceptional variety for both its unique bright colour and excellent flavour.

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Radish Plum Purple Organic

Radish Plum Purple Organic. Unique deep purple round roots. Firm, white flesh, sweet and mild flavoured all season, hardy and adaptable, never pithy. An exceptional variety for both its unique bright colour and excellent flavour. 25-30 days from germination. A must for every allotment and veg patch alike.

Cultivation Advice

  • Ensure well-draining soil enriched with organic matter. Loose soil allows the radishes to grow without obstructions. Aim for a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0.
  • Sow the seeds directly into the ground about half an inch deep and 1 inch apart in rows or clusters. Ensure the location receives full sun or partial shade.
  • Keep the soil evenly moist, especially during germination and root development. Radishes prefer consistent moisture but avoid waterlogging.
  • Once the seedlings emerge and develop their first true leaves, thin them to about 2-3 inches apart to allow enough space for root development.
  • Organic compost or a balanced fertilizer worked into the soil before planting can provide essential nutrients. Radishes generally don’t need heavy feeding.
  • Monitor for pests like flea beetles, aphids, and cabbage root maggots. Neem oil or insecticidal soap can be used for control if necessary.
  • Crop rotation helps prevent soil-borne diseases.
  • Radishes, including Plum Purple, prefer cooler temperatures. If you’re experiencing heat, consider planting them in early spring or late summer for better results.
  • Plum Purple radishes typically mature in about 25-30 days. Harvest them when they reach about 1-1.5 inches in diameter to ensure they remain tender and flavorful.
  • Use a gentle pulling motion to harvest. If the soil is compact, use a trowel to avoid damaging the roots.
  • Remove the greens and store the radishes in the refrigerator. They can stay fresh for a few weeks when stored properly in a perforated plastic bag.
  • To maintain a continuous harvest, sow seeds every 10-14 days until temperatures become too warm. Radishes prefer cooler weather for optimal growth.
  • Consider keeping a gardening journal to note what works well for Plum Purple radishes in your specific garden conditions. Observation and adaptation are keys to successful gardening.
  • Apply a layer of mulch around the radishes to help retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Organic mulch, like straw or compost, works well.
  • Opt for consistent watering to keep the soil evenly moist. Water deeply but less frequently to encourage radish roots to grow deeply. Avoid overhead watering to prevent foliar diseases.
  • Radishes, including Plum Purple, can be great companions to certain plants. Consider planting them near carrots, lettuce, or spinach. They act as a natural repellent to pests that might affect these neighboring plants.
  • During exceptionally hot weather, consider providing some shade to protect the radishes from the scorching sun. You can use shade cloth or plant taller crops nearby to offer partial shade.
  • For the best flavor and texture, harvest Plum Purple radishes promptly when they reach maturity. Leaving them in the ground too long might result in a woody or pithy texture.
  • Experiment with various culinary uses for Plum Purple radishes. They’re fantastic in salads, sandwiches, pickles, or even roasted as a colorful side dish. Their vibrant hue can add an aesthetic appeal to your meals.
  • If you’re interested in seed saving, allow some radishes to bolt and produce flowers. After flowering, seed pods will form. Allow these pods to dry on the plant before collecting the seeds for future planting seasons.

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