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Radish 'Pink Beauty'

Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. sativus 'Pink Beauty'

Radish (Eng.), Radys (Afr.)

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Radishes are a quick and easy growing root vegetable. Pink Beauty has a soft rosy-pink skin and mild flavoured white flesh. Pink Beauty is low maintenance and is perfect for a gardener that likes no fuss vegetable gardens.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Harvesting

Sow every two weeks and harvest 3-5 weeks after sowing. Harvest promptly to avoid pithiness when roots are the size of a large marble.

Propagation

Seed
Direct sow during the year, 10-15mm deep and 12-15 cm apart. Germination takes 4-10 days. Sow every 2 weeks to have a continuous supply of fresh vegetables.

Geography

Origin
Europe
Natural climate
Cool and moist

Environment

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

Uses

Medicinal
Contains vitamin C and other minerals.
Edible
The taproots are edible, with a mildly sweet flavour and are great additions to salads and gourmet dishes.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Brassicaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Radishes are fairly disease resistant but are susceptible to flea beetles and cabbage root maggots.

Companion plants

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

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