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.