Radish (French Breakfast)
Radish (Raphanus sativus)
There are few plants more gratifying to grow than radishes. Harvest can be as little as 25 days from sowing. Our French Breakfast variety is an heirloom that grows to look like little fingers rather than the traditional globe shape.
Spice is in part dictated by soil and these can range from very mild to having quite a kick! Radishes grow best in mild temperatures so they are a crop we plant as early as late-February. And of course, we eat our radishes with butter. Bon appetit!
Origin: We brought the parent seed of this great variety home from France where we obtained seeds from a farmer at the Marché Président Wilson in the posh, 16th arrondissement of Paris many years ago when the kids’ grandparents lived in nearby Suresnes. The farmer has grown and saved seeds of this variety for many years on his farm north of Paris in the town of Chambly. This farm is also the original source of our Snow Peas (Mangetout).
(Approximately 50 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: sow 1 seed every 1" in rows 4" apart as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Full sun to part shade. Thin to 1 plant every 2" when sprouts emerge. Growing Tip: Be sure to thin radishes to at least 2" apart or roots will be stringy.