Grow Gourmet Radishes

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Radishes are root vegetables.  Even if you hate radishes from the grocery store because they are too pungent, you have to try some “gourmet” radishes.   For the past 3 years, I’ve only been growing the French Breakfast radish from Botanical Interests and Burpee.  It grows in an elongated shape and can get up to 3″ long.  It has a delicate flavor.  You’ll love them! This radish prefers the Spring and Fall weather but tolerates some summer heat. The seeds should be spaced about a 1/2″ apart.

This year I am also trying the Purple Plum Radish.  It is shaped like a plum.  The rumor is that this radish is sweet and crunchy.  I will let you know!  This radish prefers Spring & Fall.  I found these Livingston Seeds at a local nursery. These seeds should be placed 2 ” apart so they have enough room to plump up.

Both of the above radishes should be ready to harvest in 25 days.

Next year I am going to try growing Watermelon Radishes.  I just had a thin slice of one tonight on my salad at McCormick & Schmicks & I liked it.