Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus
Days to Maturity: 24 days
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
Easy to grow
Susan s Crosier
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!
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.
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
Sharon J Rooney
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!
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.