Radish 'Cherry Belle'

Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. sativus 'Cherry Belle'

Radish , Radys (Afr.)

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Cherry Belle radishes are fast growing with crisp white flesh and a mild flavour. Radishes are low maintenance, require few nutrients and are a great addition to any salad garden. This variety can be grown indoors, provided the plant receives enough sunlight.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Harvesting

Pick radishes any time after the tuber has developed but they will be larger if left in the ground for 23 days. The tuber should be visible through the soil if the seeds were planted with a 6mm soil covering or you brush some of the soil from the radish top to check the tuber.

Propagation

Seed

Sow directly in early spring and into summer, 10-15 mm deep and 12-15 cm apart. Germination takes 4-10 days.

Special features

Crop rotation

Cherry Belle is a light feeder and doesn't need a lot of nutrients.

Special features

Origin

Holland

Natural climate

Cool and moist

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible

The tubers are edible and are great consumed raw in salads. The tubers are mildly spicy, low in calories and rich in fiber.

Notes

Culinary

Personality

Family

Brassicaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None

Problems

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.

Companion plants

Strawberries, asparagus, beans, peas, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, parsnips
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