Cherry Belle Radish Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

3.3636363636364 out of 5 stars
(11 reviews)
Radish is a frost-tolerant, fast-maturing, easy-to-grow vegetable. The mild flavor and crisp texture of this Holland heirloom make it a great addition to salads, sandwiches, and snack trays. Cut radishes to create beautiful radish "roses" and use as a garnish or on a relish tray. Perfect for container gardening, and fun for kids to grow! 'Cherry Belle' is a 1949 All-America Selections award winner.

Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus

Days to Maturity: 24 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 2 ½ "–3" tops and 3/4"–1" rounded root

Variety Information: Bright red skin and a firm, crisp, white interior; mild flavor.

Type: Spring/Summer radish (Learn more)

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is above 40°F, ideally 65°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 1 to 2 weeks until late spring. Sow again in late summer until 4 weeks before your average first fall frost date.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: 1"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 2" apart

Harvesting: Harvest when radish is no larger than 1½" in diameter. If allowed to grow bigger, 'Cherry Belle' may become pithy and hot.

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Cherry Belle Radish Seeds Reviews

11 reviews

Easy to grow

5 out of 5 stars Apr 6, 2020
So easy to grow and they taste awesome sliced thin in a salad.
Susan s Crosier from CA

Great radishes

5 out of 5 stars Jun 3, 2020
Nice mild spicy flavor. I sowed these in a 17 gallon container along with some spinach and leafy greens seeds. They germinated well and are growing nicely. They're also crisp with a good texture.
Doreen from OH

No Radish?

1 out of 5 stars Jun 30, 2020
I planted them, they sprouted, leaves grew, I never got a radish, just a slightly thickened root. I guess they don't like my garden. :-(
LizaGarden from NC
Owner Response: Hi LizaGarden, It sounds like these radishes got hot or there was an abundance of nitrogen, both can interfere with root development. Happy gardening!

Nothing Grew... Twice!

1 out of 5 stars Jul 9, 2020
We've sowed twice this summer. The first sow, no radishes developed, just small roots. The second sow will have been growing for 24 days in just a few days (24 days is listed as the days to maturity) and I've been checking the plants for the last few days and no radishes are developing.
Karen Berglund from MN
Owner Response: Hi Karen, There are a few reasons that radishes will not form a root, one being heat, and another being high nitrogen. In the heat, the plants will not put on a bulbous root, but bolt (flower) instead. High nitrogen conditions favor leaf growth over root or fruit growth which will give you a lush, green plant, but puny radish roots. We are sorry you didn't get to enjoy these delicious radishes! The cool weather of spring, late summer or fall (depending on your climate) are ideal times to grow radish roots. We sure hope you will try this customer favorite again!

Not so great.

1 out of 5 stars Aug 2, 2020
Went to seed and bolted early. Radishes that were produced were somewhat woody. Will not be purchasing these again.
Nancy Spillane from CO
Owner Response: Hi Nancy, Radishes naturally bolt (flower) under stressful conditions like heat or drought. When radishes bold the root does turn woody as you mentioned. They grow best in the cool of spring and fall. You can find more of growing radishes in the "Learn More" tab on this page.

cherry belle radishes

1 out of 5 stars Sep 21, 2020
poor performer
Sharon J Rooney from MA
Owner Response: Hi Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It sounds like these seeds germinated but possibly bolted (flowered) rather than produced the big, crunchy roots you were expecting. There are a few reasons this can happen and most often it is stress from warm weather, dry conditions, or not being thinned. Fall is an excellent time to grow radishes. The weather is much more reliably cool. We sure hope you will try again. Happy gardening!

Beautiful Colors

4 out of 5 stars Oct 9, 2020
I direct sowed these in my raised garden beds in spring. After germinating, I noticed the plants had a tendency to fall over as if they didn't have a good footing in the soil. About two thirds of the plants had fallen over before I decided to pile the soil up higher to hopefully prevent any further lopsided-ness. They had beautiful foliage and the baby praying mantis loved hiding among them! I harvested these in mid May, and as I suspected the plants that had fallen over were the plants with a very small and elongated radish.. I did have a few perfect radishes and the colors were spectacular!
Marissa from NJ
Owner Response: Hi Marissa, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. A few tips on growing radishes with idea tops and roots is to make sure they get full sun (6 or more hours) and that they are properly thinned (or roots will be small or misshapen.

Review for Cherry Belle Radish Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2021
Planted direct to garden in October in Houston, TX. Seeds easily did emerge and plants and provided beautiful produce. Will re-order!!!
Brett Babbitt from TX

Prolific Grower

5 out of 5 stars Feb 21, 2021
This radish is an excellent grower with a balanced taste. Used these radishes to supply our local food pantry all summer. Plus fresh radishes are a different vegetable not usually found in most food pantries, which tend toward zucchini, tomatoes and potatoes.
Jeanette from UT

Quick Snack

5 out of 5 stars May 4, 2021
These germinated well and grew rapidly in a sunny spot. The leaves are thick and it's like a radish jungle. Mine took about 6 weeks to harvest but are well worth the wait.
Brandy from SC

Of All the Seeds Which Never Fail to Germinate, These are Among Them.

4 out of 5 stars Jul 14, 2021
Very reliable germination, however, similar to the rutabagas I planted, it was continually set back by frost and snow damage, slowing growth greatly. Packet says it takes less than a month to grow. These took almost 4, and even then, half of them didn't even swell Once again, my fault, since I mistimed the sowing period. Reliable growers, though. Will likely try again this year.
Wes from NM
Owner Response: Hi Wes, Thank you for sharing your experience. In your area (SW) I realized you might be sowing these in winter. You can expect harvests to be delayed in winter because the days are short. When daylight reaches 10 hours or fewer plants nearly cease growing so it helps to take that into account. I am not sure if that is what you were experiencing but I wanted to mention it just in case.

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