Watermelon radish is an heirloom variety of daikon radishes and originated in China, where they are called shinrimei. An awesome radish and the perfect way to introduce new radish eaters to the wonders of radish. Pale cream white exterior with a bright pink interior. This radish is one of the milder varieties and has a sweet aftertaste. Stunning thinly sliced into salads, it is favoured by chefs for the dramatic interest it adds to dishes, cooked or raw.
Growing Watermelon Radish
Radish seeds can be planted in both the spring and autumn, but growing should be suspended in the height of summer, when temperatures are typically too hot.
For a spring planting, sow seeds 4–6 weeks before the average date of last frost.
It’s best to plant radish seeds directly in the garden so as not to disturb their roots. Directly sow seeds outdoors ½ to 1 inch deep and 1 inch apart in rows 12 inches apart.
Plant another round of seeds every 10 days or so for a continuous harvest of radishes in the late spring and early summer.
Consistent, even moisture is key. Keep soil evenly moist but not waterlogged.
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