Winter Radish 'Dragon'
Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. sativus 'Dragon'
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Winter Radish 'Dragon' is an F1 hybrid that produces a long tapering root that is ready to harvest after 50 days. This variety is fully winter hardy making it ideal to sow in autumn for winter harvests. It's roots have a pink red skin with a white flesh.
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring
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.
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.
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.
Cool and moist
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Clay, Loam, Sand, Compost
Soil PH preference
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.
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.