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A variety of bright red top and crisp white bottom French breakfast radish that's quick and easy to grow in your backyard! It matures in just 24 days in cool weather and constantly wet soil. The French Breakfast radish has a unique oblong shape, so great for dipping!
The exact origin of the French breakfast radish is unknown. However, the seeds of this variety were first marketed by James J. H. Gregory of Marblehead, Massachusetts, in 1875.
How to grow French Breakfast Radish from seeds:Sowing: Plant the radish deep directly into fertile soil 4 weeks before the last expected spring frost, 1/2 "deep and 1" apart. Cut the seedlings 2-3" or more apart for more giant radishes. To ensure a consistent crop, plant seeds every two weeks. Radish does not tolerate heat well but is cold-resistant. Plant about two months before the first expected fall frost for fall and winter planting.
Growing of French Breakfast Radish: Radish is hygrophilous and loves organic fertilizers. Do not lеt the soil dry out, but also avoid over-watering as this can cause splitting.
How and When to Harvest French Breakfast Radish: French Breakfast radishes taste best when harvested at a length of 3". The flavor is mildly spicy, and the texture crisp.
French Breakfast's Seed Saving: Radishes are cross-pollinated with all other radish varieties and should be isolated half a mile from different types. When the radishes are fully ripe and have a flowering stem, wait for the pods to form and turn brown. Dry the pods for a few days, thresh the seeds. Store radish seeds in a cool, dry place for five years.
FAST FACTS:Latin Name: Raphanus sativus
Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season
USDА Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Seeds per Ounce: 2,500
Planting Method: Direct Sow
Sunlight: Full Sun
Height: 9 Inches
Color: White, Red