Radish is a frost-tolerant, fast-maturing, easy-to-grow vegetable. The mild flavor and crisp texture of this Holland heirloom make it a great addition to salads, sandwiches, and snack trays. Cut radishes to create beautiful radish "roses" and use as a garnish or on a relish tray. Perfect for container gardening, and fun for kids to grow! 'Cherry Belle' is a 1949 All-America Selections award winner.
Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus
Days to Maturity: 24 days
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 2 ½ "–3" tops and 3/4"–1" rounded root
Variety Information: Bright red skin and a firm, crisp, white interior; mild flavor.
Type: Spring/Summer radish
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is above 40°F, ideally 65°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 1 to 2 weeks until late spring. Sow again in late summer until 4 weeks before your average first fall frost date.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to disturbance.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: ½"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Row Spacing: 12"
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 2" apart
Harvesting: Harvest when radish is no larger than 1½" in diameter. If allowed to grow bigger, 'Cherry Belle' may become pithy and hot.
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