Radish 'French Breakfast 3'
Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. sativus 'French Breakfast 3'
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Radish 'French Breakfast 3' is a quick and easy growing root vegetable with a bright red color and blunted white coloured ends. These crisp peppery tasting roots can be ready to be harvested within 4 weeks.
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.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Clay, Sand, Compost, Loam
Soil PH preference
Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
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.
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