Germ 5-7 days
Red Meat has a turnip shaped, 5” diameter root of light green. Just wait until you cut this baby open to reveal bright red flesh! Has a slight bite to it, but not hot. The outer skin is hotter than the center. Great for eating fresh or pickling and the roots keep long after harvest. Prefers to mature in cooler weather from a late summer/fall sowing. 150 seeds
Outdoors- Sow 1/2” deep, 1/2 -1” apart in early spring. Thin to 1-2’ apart, soon after they emerge
Harvest- 3-4 weeks after planting at 1” in diameter, pull them promptly as they rapidly decline becoming tough and pithy
Tips- They need rapid growth for optimum results, provided by fertile soil and consistent moisture. For continuous harvest make successive planting every 7-10 days when weather is still cool.