Organic Radish ‘Cherry Belle’
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Radish ‘Cherry Belle’ is a beautiful red, globe shaped radish and is super easy to grow which is probably why it is one of the most popular garden radishes! The roots stay crisp and are slow to go woody. They have are quite mild in flavour which makes them a great all round radish.
The seeds should be direct sown from spring to early autumn. The radishes can be ready to harvest in as little as three weeks in the right conditions. The seeds should be sown successionally for a continuous harvest.
Radishes originated in China and gradually spread west.
They were cultivated in Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs. The ancient greeks offered small gold replicas of radishes to their God Apollo.
Radishes made their first appearance in Germany in 13th century but did not appear in England until the mid 1500s.
The word Radish comes from the latin word Radix which means root.
To improve the storage time the radish greens should be cut off as they break down faster than the root. The radish greens can also be eaten.
The hot flavour of a radish develops over time but is actually found in the skins so much of the flavour is lost if you peel them.
Radishes suffer from very few pests and diseases and are super quick to grow and harvest!
They make great companion plants as they draw flea beetles and aphids away from other vegetables.