Radish : Garden King
Great keeper, planted all summer long and is early-season
Disease resistant, round, red fruits are highly adaptable. Harvests in about 25 days.Brassicaceae Raphanus sativus
Root too pungent
Too high a temperature (above 70˚ F) may cause the ﬂavor of the root to be excessively hot. Lack of water is another possible reason.
Radish is a short-lived annual and will bolt when it has built up enough food reserves to produce seed. It may also be stimulated to ﬂower by the long days of summer (another reason they are easier to grow in spring and fall). Crowding and other types of stress may also hasten bolting.
Root is woody
Insufﬁcient water, or high temperatures (above 70˚ F) can cause the roots to be woody or pithy.
Cabbage Root Maggot
Cabbage Root Maggot is the big pest of the Radish. In fact they are sometimes planted to lure the little worms away from more valuable Brassicas. This pest is most problematical in spring and late summer.
If a Radish doesn’t produce a swollen root, it is usually because the growing conditions weren’t good enough. It simply wasn’t producing enough food to have a surplus to store in the root and make it swell. This may occur because of competition from neighboring crop plants or weeds, low light levels, growing temperatures that are too high or insufﬁcient water or nutrients.