What are the pros? Hardy, Moderate Growth, Spicy
What are the cons? Low Growing, Dense Foilage
Alright, I sowed this variety into our test garden in the first week of March 2017. I am very cautious about growing radishes in our climate as we get wild diurnal Spring temperatures and reach the upper 70s by June. So, I figured, why not try earlier? These radishes are growing at a moderate clip with many days only reaching the 40s and overnights have bottomed out in the 10s. I haven't lost a single plant to the snow that fell on them nor the very low temperatures. I decided to thin a bit late with 2-3 sets of true leaves showing for greens. They're spicy like black pepper corns. The small roots that already have started to develop the barrel shape are right between Horseradish and real Wasabi in heat.
The downside is that they are close to the ground and dense leaves when harvesting.
I was surprised that they didn't get sweeter with the cool temperatures but that's just fine with me. This is a delightful variety that I am going to sow every year and maybe even earlier.
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