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60 Days to maturity. Raphanus sativus. Starburst Chinese Radish Hybrid Seeds. Cool Season Annual. Starburst radishes are part of the watermelon radish group, which means that you’ll find bright red flesh under that clean white skin! This variety is best planted in early spring or fall, making it one of your earliest garden treats. The roots will grow as big as tangerines. In some parts of China, watermelon radishes are carved into flower shapes! ~ 3,500 seeds / oz.
Other Common Names:Chinese radish, watermelon radish
How to Grow Starburst Chinese Radishes
To grow Starburst radishes, prepare your planting bed by loosening up the soil at least 6 inches deep and adding organic matter if needed. Sow one seed every 1/2 inch and thin seedlings to 3 inches apart after germination. Care for your seedlings by giving them consistent water and nutrients as needed. This variety should be planted early in the spring or fall to ensure the best flavor.
Harvesting Chinese Radishes
Starburst Chinese radishes take longer to mature than some other varieties at 60 days, but it is worth the wait. Once they are mature, harvest by pulling the plants at their bases or try digging up with a shovel or gardening fork.
Don’t be afraid to err on the side of caution and harvest your radishes early as waiting too long will result in a dramatic loss of flavor! If you aren’t ready to eat them yet, store them in a cool, dry place or in the fridge after removing the radish tops.
Starburst radishes make a great, colorful addition to many dishes. Try braising them with garlic, soy sauce, and scallions for a Chinese preparation. Or, slice and pickle them for a garnish. Too hungry to wait? Cube and eat raw for a crisp, fresh bite!
Tips From Our Gardeners
"Did you know that radishes are full of fiber and antioxidants? I’m always looking for new ways to improve my diet and these colorful radishes would make a great healthy snack–especially fresh from the garden!"
Moist, loose, and fertile soil with a pH of 5.8-6.8.
Pests and Disease:
Root maggots are the worst pests for radishes, although aphids and flea beetles can also cause damage. Other Brassica pests and diseases can occur, especially without crop rotations. Avoid overwatering to prevent fungal diseases, such as powdery mildew.
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