Radish 'Pink Beauty'

Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. sativus 'Pink Beauty'

Radish , Radys (Afr.)

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Radishes are a quick and easy growing root vegetable. Pink Beauty has a soft rosy-pink skin and mild flavoured white flesh. Pink Beauty is low maintenance and is perfect for a gardener that likes no fuss vegetable gardens.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Harvesting

Sow every two weeks and harvest 3-5 weeks after sowing. Harvest promptly to avoid pithiness when roots are the size of a large marble.

Propagation

Seed

Direct sow during the year, 10-15mm deep and 12-15 cm apart. Germination takes 4-10 days. Sow every 2 weeks to have a continuous supply of fresh vegetables.

Special features

Origin

Europe

Natural climate

Cool and moist

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Medicinal

Contains vitamin C and other minerals.

Edible

The taproots are edible, with a mildly sweet flavour and are great additions to salads and gourmet dishes.

Notes

Culinary

Personality

Family

Brassicaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None

Problems

Radishes are fairly disease resistant but are susceptible to flea beetles and cabbage root maggots.

Companion plants

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