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Radish 'Cherry Belle'

Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. sativus 'Cherry Belle'

Also known as

Radish , Radys (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

Min

7.000000000000001cm

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

Radish 'Cherry Belle' Overview

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.

Common problems with Radish 'Cherry Belle'

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 'Cherry Belle' Companion Plants

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

    How to harvest Radish 'Cherry Belle'

    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.

    How to propagate Radish 'Cherry Belle'

    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 of Radish 'Cherry Belle'

    Crop rotation

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

    Other uses of Radish 'Cherry Belle'

    Culinary

    Edible

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