45 days to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Radish 'Champion' Overview
Radish 'Champion' produces a round red coloured root that can get to 5cm wide. This plant is very similar to Radish 'Cherry Belle' it is frequently marketed under the same name., however it has slightly larger roots and a milder taste.
Common problems with Radish 'Champion'
This variety is generally disease free but can be bothered by flea beetles that cause pinholes in the leaves which can reduce the growth rate and quality of radishes. Radishes can also be bothered by root maggots. Both pest's populations can be reduced by using a row cover.
Radish 'Champion' Companion Plants
Radishes can be useful as companion plants for many other crops, probably because their pungent odour deters such insect pests as aphids, cucumber beetles, tomato hornworms, squash bugs, and ants. They can also function as a trap crop, luring insect pests away from the main crop. Cucumbers and radishes seem to thrive when grown in close association with each other, and radishes also grow well with chervil, lettuce, peas, and nasturtiums. However, they react adversely to growing in close association with hyssop
How to harvest Radish 'Champion'
Harvest 3-5 weeks after sowing. Pick radishes any time after the tuber has developed but they will be larger if left in the ground. The tuber should be visible through the soil or you can brush some of the soil from the radish top to check the tuber.
How to propagate Radish 'Champion'
Sow seeds in early spring to early summer, and again from late summer, 12-15 cm apart and 10-15 mm deep. Germination takes 4-10 days. continue sowing every second week to have continuous supply.
Special features of Radish 'Champion'
Do not plant rootcrops or cabbage family in the same spot, alternate with legume family or light feeders like salads first.
They can be grown in pots in a light potting mix. Provide the wide pot at lease 10 deep.
Other uses of Radish 'Champion'
Vitamin C and other minerals.
The crunchy taproots are edible with a sweetly spicy flavour. They are great sliced or grated in salads and make beautiful garnishes.