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Radish 'Sparkler'

Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. sativus 'Sparkler'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

20cm

5cm

Min

5cm

30 days to reach maturity

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

Radish 'Sparkler' Overview

Radish 'Sparkler' produces a red and white spherical root that provides great colour when added to summer salads. It can be grown under cover for early and late crops.

Common problems with Radish 'Sparkler'

How to harvest Radish 'Sparkler'

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.

How to propagate Radish 'Sparkler'

Seed

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.

Special features of Radish 'Sparkler'

Pot plant

They can be grown in pots in a light potting mix. Provide the wide pot at lease 10 deep.

Crop rotation

Do not plant root crops or cabbage family in the same spot, alternate with legume family or light feeders like salads first.

Other uses of Radish 'Sparkler'

Medicinal

Vitamin C and other minerals.

Edible

The crunchy taproots are edible with a sweetly spicy flavour. They are great sliced or grated in salads and make beautiful garnishes.