WATERMELON RADISH, also known as Red Meat Radish, makes a short stop in your garden to your salad plate. What a beauty! Pink tinged white on the outside, a thin band of green and a incredibly sweet reddish/pink center. Looks gorgeous sliced very thin into salads as the red center is almost translucent! Pick when young for best flavor. But please note - this variety is for summer/fall sowing. Tends to bolt quickly when sown in the spring. 29 days. 50 seeds.
NUTRITION: Who would think that the radish had anything to offer other than color and snap for your salad? It is, in fact, an excellent source of fiber, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese, Vitamin C, folate and potassium (as much as bananas). A superb detoxifier with antifungal and antibacterial properties, they aid digestion and gently move the bowels and urine. Powerful antioxidants. High in plant sugars, though.
GROWING TIPS: Can be planted in the spring for summer eating or planted in the fall for over-wintering in-ground storage. Direct sow in well-worked soil so roots do not split or fork. Space 3" apart.