Rare radish with a beautiful taste and scarlet color
Cincinnati Market Radish is an Heirloom from mid 1800’s. It presents itself more like a carrot, generous in size 6” or more, with thin scarlet skin and white brittle flesh. The oldest varieties of radish were of the long type, this being one of the most widely grown in the 1800’s, until replaced by smaller round radishes. We found it adapting well to small spaces, providing good yields from our raised beds. Also known as Long Scarlet. Great for autumn and winter planting.
Scientific Name: Raphanus sativus
Plant Life Cycle: annual or biennial
Optimal Germination Temperature: 15 °C
Germination time in days: 3-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 30 Days
Sunlight: Full Sun or partial shade
Soil requirement: Moist, well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Plant in full sun. Successive plantings can be made every 3-4 weeks throughout summer and fall to provide a continual harvest.