Organic Radish (White Icicle) Seeds
VEGE-RADI-3-1Regular price $3.95
White Icicle Radish are easier to grow from seed that seedling. This crunchy Radish variety is a good summer Radish option. It produces elongated, creamy white Radishes that will add extra crunch to your summer salads.
Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each White Icicle Radish seed packet contains approximately 100 handpicked seeds.
What are White Icicle Radishes (Raphanus sativus)?
White Icicle Radish are a quick growing Radish that will tolerate warmer temperatures than many of its counterparts. It is related to the Daikon Radish, which is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean before spreading to China around 500 B.C.
White Icicle Radishes are long (about 7cm) and tapered. The flesh is crispy and white.
Add this garden to your kitchen or cottage garden, or grow it in a pot if you have limited space.
Culinary Uses for White Icicle Radish
White Icicle Radish have a sweeter, milder flavour than winter varieties, yet they also deliver that familiar peppery crunch that you expect from the Radish family. This vegetable is lovely when finely sliced and sprinkled raw over a salad, or pickled.
Growing Conditions - Radish (White Icicle)
Radish thrive in full sun, cooler temperatures and a slightly alkaline, rich and light soil. Young plants need regular water to get started and ensure tender, rather than tough Radishes. Chervil, Marigolds and Mint are good companion plants for Radishes.
Once established, Radishes can cope with frost and wind. They will survive mild spells of dry weather, but do best in soil that is keep consistently moist (not soggy). (Mulch well to retain even soil moisture. ) Radish plants are medium - heavy feeders, so keep them happy with regular applications of worm or seaweed tea during the growing season. Harvest while roots are young and tender.
Climate and seasonal Information
Sow White Icicle Radish seeds in spring or autumn, when the weather is cooler. Radish traditionally prefer a cooler climate, so if you live in a warmer area, grow this vegetable in shoulder seasons - not in the height of summer.
Seed Raising Instructions - Radish (White Icicle) Seeds
- Direct sow: Early spring - early autumn (2 seeds per hole)
- Spacing: 3- 5 cm apart
- Sowing depth: 6mm
- Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy while seeds are germinating
- Germination: 6 - 8 days
- Thin at seedling stage - pinch out the smaller of each seedling pair
- Harvest: 47 - 52 days