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German Giant Parat Radishes

German Giant Parat Radishes

This post is from one of Gurney’s gardening experts! Check back as we bring in guests from our Research and Product Development departments – 

Radishes aren’t one of those vegetables that I eat a lot of, but I love how quickly they go from seed to the table.  If the weather is warm, I’ve harvested Cherry Belle radishes only three weeks after sowing seed!  Many people like the hot-peppery flavored radishes, but I prefer mild varieties like Cherry Belle, Champion, and German Giant.  They make a great addition to salads.  Radishes are a great crop that can be sown throughout the growing season so that you can have tender, fresh, and crisp radishes all season long.

Cherry Belle Radish

Cherry Belle Radish

Normally Cherry Belle radish is ready to harvest in about 3 1/2 weeks from seed sowing.  However, this was an unusually cool spring and as you may have seen in my earlier posting, these are the same radishes that were damaged by a hard freeze in mid April.  I always include some Cherry Belle radishes in my garden because they are so reliable, quick to mature, and mild flavored, even as they get larger.

I’ve never tried freezing radishes for later use, if anyone has I’d like to hear how you did it! Let me know in the comments.

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