Organic Radish Long White Icicle
Radish - Long White Icicle: Raphanus sativus
- Attractive long tapered pure white roots with mild crisp texture
- Easy to grow and high yielding
- Early sowing right through to late Autumn.
- Harvest: April - October
Images of radishes can be found on the walls of the Pyramids and have evolved over time with significant variations in size, colour and taste. Various parts of the plants including roots, leaves, sprouts, seed pods and oil from seeds have been used as food.
Radish - Long White Icicle is one of the finest and longest of the older heirloom radish varieties. The long icicle shaped roots get to about 6" with a crisp texture and mild warming flavour less pungent than other round varieties. They are high in vitamin C and potassium and contain sulphur compounds. It is slow to go woody and keeps its flavour well.
Sow: Sow direct outside March to September at a depth of 12-15mm. Germination takes just a few days, thin the seedlings to about 25mm apart. Sow successively at two week intervals until late-spring and then again in late summer. Can also be sown under glass during the winter months to provide a constant supply of crisp, crunchy roots.
Grow: Wherever there is sun and moist fertile soil. Can be ready for harvest in as little as 3 weeks. Consistently water to avoid woody produce and bolting.
Harvest: April to October. To pick, gently hold the tops of the plant twist and lift. Remove the tops by twisting them off with your hands. The tops are very tasty and can be cooked and eaten like spinach.