Radish Watermelon Mantanghong Seeds

Radish Watermelon Mantanghong Seeds

Raphanus sativus (hybrid)

Item #0187

50-60 days. Watermelon radish makes a gourmet conversation piece. This improved hybrid variety has a beautiful rosy-red interior filled with sweet flavor and a tender, yet crisp texture. Radishes average 3” in diameter (tennis ball size) but can grow larger and weigh up to 1 pound each. A winter radish, it grows best when sown in late summer for a fall crop and can be harvested up until the ground freezes. Eat fresh, add to stir-fried dishes and soups, or pickle

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 first fall frost, and 2 to 3 successive sowings every 10 days. In mild winter 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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