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Radish 'Cherry Belle'

Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. sativus 'Cherry Belle'

Radish (Eng.), Radys (Afr.)

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Cherry Belle radishes are fast growing with crisp white flesh and a mild flavour. Radishes are low maintenance, require few nutrients and are a great addition to any salad garden. This variety can be grown indoors, provided the plant receives enough sunlight.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Harvesting

Pick radishes any time after the tuber has developed but they will be larger if left in the ground for 23 days. The tuber should be visible through the soil if the seeds were planted with a 6mm soil covering or you brush some of the soil from the radish top to check the tuber.

Propagation

Seed
Sow directly in early spring and into summer, 10-15 mm deep and 12-15 cm apart. Germination takes 4-10 days.

Special features

Crop rotation
Cherry Belle is a light feeder and doesn't need a lot of nutrients.

Geography

Origin
Holland
Natural climate
Cool and moist

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
The tubers are edible and are great consumed raw in salads. The tubers are mildly spicy, low in calories and rich in fiber.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Brassicaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

This variety is generally disease free but can be bothered by flea beetles that cause pinholes in the leaves which can reduce the growth rate and quality of radishes. Radishes can also be bothered by root maggots. Both pest's populations can be reduced by using a row cover.

Companion plants

Strawberries, asparagus, beans, peas, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, parsnips

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