(Raphanus sativus) Cabbage relatives that come originally from Asia. We sell a wide variety of heirloom radishes, including both small (salad type) and larger, winter storage types. Growing radishes is easy, and they may be planted in spring or fall, and in most locations, right through summer as well. Direct-sow radish seeds where they are to grow, as they do not transplant well, and be sure to make repeated plantings to have salad types all season long. Storage types are best sown in late summer.
A glorious study in the magnificent colors of the natural world, this radish is a soft lavender-to-purple color from pith to skin and boasts amazing, spicy flavor to match! An exceptionally nutritious root crop, this variety works wonderfully sliced thin and eaten raw or pickled, perfect for those who like a spicy, pungent radish. Market farmers will find this most rare gem is a show stopper with curious customers. This tasty heirloom will occasionally produce a few white-rooted radishes. An antioxidant packed variety from India. It’s best grown as a fall radish.
We love this super-sweet Chinese variety, and it is fully red from skin to heart, making for beautiful red pickles; it is delicious in salads, soups, stir fries and just can’t be beat for a wonderful, juicy, fresh eating radish! This variety is also high in antioxidants, making it a nutrient-dense veggie perfect for the cool season when the winter vegetable selection dwindles. For best flavor and root development, be sure to plant in the late summer to early fall. Expect a bit of variation in this variety; some roots will produce white centers.