(Raphanus sativus ‘Easter Egg’)
A collection of different colored radishes.
Radishes are a popular salad vegetable used in most parts of the world. The most commonly used part is the unusual tap root that is part root and part hypocotyl. The flesh is sweet when small and young then gets peppery as it ages. All parts of the plant are edible and due to its quick germination rate the sprouts are very popular in salads. They partner well with all types of salad vegetables and even some fruits and cheeses.
The leaves can be harvested as needed and if some are left the root will continue to develop. Leaves can be eaten raw in salads or lightly steamed and served with lemon juice. The roots of rainbow radishes are a range of colors. Finely slice or julienne the different colors and mix with grated celeriac, red mizuna, fresh mint and coriander then dress with blended lime juice and olive oil. Radishes are high in vitamin C and are good for overall health.
Prefers moist but well drained soil in a full sun position. They are rapid growers and should be planted over several weeks to ensure an extended supply.
Fertilise with Seasol and Powerfeed weekly from planting to harvest.
|Position||FULL SUN, MODERATE FROST|