Unique winter radish with spicy flesh
China Rose is a unique winter radish. The radishes have a rose and white-colored skin with a deep rose color inside and are 6"-8" x 2" in size. The spicy flesh is delicious sliced fresh, and the radish tops are wonderful cooked in chicken broth until tender and seasoned with butter and pepper. This is a good storage variety.Brassicaceae Raphanus sativus
These grow best in cool weather and mature in as little as one month, making them one of the fastest growing plants under good growing conditions.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 35-40 (Spring/Summer), 40-45 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm
Radishes are most easily grown in spring and fall, as they prefer short days (up to 12 hours long) and cool weather. Temperatures much above 70 degrees F cause them to be very pungent.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 40°F - 75°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Don’t plant your ﬁrst spring Radishes until the soil temperature reaches at least 45˚ F, which may be around the last frost date.
If you warm the soil up with black plastic or cloches, you could get them going a month earlier than this (they are quite frost tolerant).
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool)
In cool weather Radishes are grown in full sun.
Radishes must have a steady supply of water for best quality, so keep the soil evenly moist at all times. Too little water can result in woodiness and excessive pungency (such roots are pithy and have marked growth rings). Too much water may encourage top growth at the expense of the roots.
Low nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorus. Radishes don't need a lot of nitrogen (don't give them fresh manure), but they do like potassium and phosphorus.
- Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
Radishes can grow easily in an assortment of containers. Grow and thin as you would in a ground garden. Just make sure that your container has a depth of at least 6". Use a pot with good drainage and fill with a mixture of potting soil and compost. Water thoroughly and place in direct overhead sunlight. Radishes need lots of water and sunshine, but they need partial shade in really hot climates.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Rose white
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
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- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Spicy flesh good in salads or cooked with other items