Cincinnati Market Radish (Heirloom, 30 Days)
Heirloom mid-1800s. The Cincinnati Market Radish 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 1800s until replaced by smaller round radishes. We found the Cincinnati Market Radish adept for small spaces, providing good yields from our raised beds. Also known as Long Scarlet.
Germination: 5-7 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 60-75ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep
Sowing Outdoors: Starting in early spring. Sow 1/2-1" apart, thin to 1-2" apart, soon after the seedlings emerge.
How much does a packet plant: 18-24 foot single row
Harvest: 3-4 weeks after planting at 1” in diameter, pull them promptly as they rapidly decline, becoming tough and pithy
Tips: The Cincinnati Market Radish needs rapid growth for optimum results. Provided fertile soil and consistent moisture. For a continuous harvest make successive plantings every 7-10 days when the weather is still cool.