German Giant Radish (Heirloom, 37 Days)
Heirloom. Imported from Germany, the German Giant Radish retains its high quality from the size of a marble to the size of a cue ball (or larger). It does not get woody or spongy, and rarely splits, handling drought-like conditions well. Scarlet skin and white flesh is crisp and mild at any size. Plants should be thinned to 1” or more for the real “giants.”
Germination: 5-7 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 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: 6-8 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 German Giant 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 weather is still cool.