Cherry Belle RadishCherry Belle is the most popular red round and crispy radish. This variety ripens quickly and grows to 1.5 inches in diameter with crisp, dense white flesh. It matures in just 25 days and has a high nutritional value such as folic acid, vitamins E, B6, and calcium. It can be easily grown in the garden and added to fresh salads, pickled and fried. Clay soil is ideal for it but grows well on most soils.
Radish in its earliest forms originates in the ancient civilizations of China, Greece, and Egypt. Eastern peoples cultivated large, elongated radishes. At the same time, the Gollanians developed round and more delicate varieties of radishes. Cherry Belle Radish received the prestigious AAS award in 1949.
How to grow Cherry Belle Radish from seeds:
- Sowing: Sow Cherry Belle radish seeds directly into fertile soil about four weeks before the last spring frost 1/2″ deep. Space 1 inch apart and later cut the seedlings 2-3″ apart. For consistent harvests, plant seeds every two weeks. Radishes do not tolerate heat well, so do not plant them in the middle of summer. For a fall harvest, plant the seeds about two months before the first expected fall frost.
- Plant Spacing: 2-3″.
- Growing of Cherry Belle Radish: Radish loves constantly moist soil and needs organic matter, such as compost, to be added. Avoid over-watering as this can cause splitting.
- Cherry Belle Radish Soil Requirements for: Keep the soil evenly moist.
- Cherry Belle Radish Seeds Days to Germination: 21 days.
- Light Preference of Cherry Belle Radish: Full Sun.
- Life Cycle of Cherry Belle Radish: Annual.
- How and When to Harvest Cherry Belle Radish: This variety tastes best when harvested at 1″ in diameter. Cherry Belle radishes are lovely and crisp, do not grow woody, and store well in the refrigerator.
- Cherry Belle Radish Days to Maturity: up to 75 days.
- Cherry Belle Radish Seed Saving: Radishes are cross-pollinated with all other radish varieties, so isolate them at least half a mile from different types. Allow the radish to ripen and release a flowering stem that will later form into pods fully. Wait until they turn brown, then cut them off and dry for a few days. Thresh the seeds by opening the pods by hand or by pushing on them. Store seeds in a cоol, dry place for up to five years.
- Common Names: Radish
- Latin Name: Raphanus sativus
- Species Origin: New Mexico
- Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season
- Lifе Cycle: Annual
- USDА Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Seeds per Ounce: 2,500
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Height:9 Inches
- Color: Red
- Uses: Culinary