Raphanus sativus, Striking Purple Skin with White Bottom, 30 days. A really unusual but Oh So great looking and striking purple-skinned variety with white bottoms on its round to oval roots and a tiny tail. It looks attractive in the salad bowl and has a mild to slightly spicy nip to it, an overall great flavour and a nice, crisp flesh. It resists cracking, splitting and bolting; and is an excellent bunching type making a great visual addition to any salad, sandwich or garnish and the young leaves are especially nice for greens. Can also be used for Microgreens for a little while then let it grow on for full-sized radishes, Seed Count Approx - 200 avg
SOWING - Needs Sun, Sown 2 - 3 weeks before the last frost. Plant half-inch deep & apart in rows1 foot apart. Keep thinning until one inch apart like carrots, so radishes can expand. Keep moist but not soggy until germination, then slightly moist to prevent them from going pithy. Successive sow every 2 - 3 weeks through the season into early summer, skip the heat or summer and sow once more in early autumn.