This beautiful radish is known as the Watermelon Radish. Its unique outside doesn’t even compare to its vibrant red, pink and almost purple inside. This varieties flavor gets sweeter as the temperatures begin to cool off.
How to Grow Watermelon Radish
- Latin Name: Raphanus sativus
- Days to Maturity: 30-50
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Soil: Loose, well drained
- Temperature: Cooler
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: ½"
- Plant Space: 1"
- Row Spacing: 6"
- Pests/disease: Flea beetles
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 2,800 Seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 9,060 Seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 42,400 Seeds
This variety provides highest crop yield when planted mid Summer or early Spring. It is important to keep soil around the fruit lose to provide room for the roots to grow freely. Grows well in raised garden beds. As temper begin to cool down the flavor of the fruit begins to sweeten. Promptly pick when full maturity is reached to prevent souring of the fruit.