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Crimson Giant Radish Seeds

Heirloom

#0058
This packet sows up to 48 feet.
3.6666666666667 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
This large (1"–2" diameter) spring radish with crisp, white interior and mild flavor is refreshing in salads, on sandwiches, or eaten like an apple! Grows best during the cool weather of spring and fall. 'Crimson Giant' is fun for kids because it grows so fast!
$2.29 6 grams (~580 seeds)

Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus

Days to Maturity: 28 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 2 ½"–3" leaf tops

Variety Information: 1 ½"–2" globe-shaped root with red skin and white interior; mild flavor.

Type: Spring/Summer radish (Learn more)

Attributes: Good for Containers

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: A group of 3 seeds every 3"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 3" apart

Harvesting: Harvest when radish is no larger than 2" in diameter. If allowed to grow bigger, 'Crimson Giant' will get pithy and hot.

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Crimson Giant Radish Seeds Reviews

3 reviews

hard to grow

1 out of 5 stars Jan 24, 2022
I tried growing these seeds in my bucket garden with no success. Any radish that grew was really just too hard to eat.
Ruth from NY
Owner Response: Hi Ruth, We are sorry you didn't like this radish. From your description, it sounds like they were overly mature and tough. It sounds as though the seeds germinated so the growing issues would be related to environmental conditions. Radishes need cool conditions to grow well whereas warm temperatures lead plants to bolt (flower) and become tough. It is worth thinking about the growing media too, which, of course, will impact the plant's success. For instance, an excess of nitrogen will promote leafy growth over root growth.

Crimson radish

5 out of 5 stars Feb 2, 2022
I loved these radishes, best radish I have ever had. I planted them in a container garden and they grew quickly and were mild, yet spicy at the same time. Delicious. Doubled my order this year.
Penny from AR

Astonishing performance!

5 out of 5 stars May 27, 2022
Someone gave me seeds they had kept for 15 years, packed for 2007. I planted them May 23, 2022. On May 27, today, I had to thin them! holy cow! I have a lot more seeds from this gift of packets and will report as they germinate. I am SO impressed and will start ordering my seeds from B.I. in the future.
Abbie from ME

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