Radish Watermelon Mantanghong Seeds

Radish Watermelon Mantanghong Seeds

Raphanus sativus (hybrid)

Item #0187

50-60 days. It is no wonder that Mantanghon is the most popular of the Chinese 'Beauty Heart' watermelon radishes. This fall-sown radish produces large, 3" round, mild radishes that can weigh up to 1 pound each! Slice the greenish white exterior to reveal a vivid, fuschia interior. Whether you enjoy radishes raw, cooked, or pickled, these beauties are sure to be a star. Winter radishes are best sown in the late summer or fall, as short days trigger root growth.

This packet sows two 6-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 5"

Row Spacing:

When foliage appears, thin to
1 every 5"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average first fall frost. Successive Sowing: Every 10 days for 2 or 3 sowings. In mild climates, successive sowings can be continued until temperatures are too cold for germination.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Harvest in late fall or early winter before ground freezes. Harvest at any size, tiny for hors d’oeuvres or large for cooking.

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