Watermelon Radish

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Organic Watermelon Radish Seeds

A watermelon for mid-winter

Raphanus sativus
White skin, bright red interior
Art Pack, 250 seeds
Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC
$3.95

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Watermelon Radish is your best shot at eating a local watermelon in January. Planted in late summer, these large radishes ripen in mid- to late fall, storing up the season's remaining light and vibrant colors before they fade. Harvested around first frost and stored somewhere cool, these roots add bright colors and flavors to the winter kitchen. The bearded fellow in this art, modeled after our co-founder Ken, is making Ken's favorite Watermelon Radish recipe. Find the full recipe here.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 3-7 days
Days to Maturity 55 days
Planting Depth 1/4 - 1/2 inch
Spacing in Row 4 inches
Spacing Between Rows 10 inches
Height at Maturity 10 inches
Width at Maturity 3-6 inches
Growing Instructions

These are strictly fall radishes. Direct sow in late summer. Spring-sown crop will not size up properly. For the best and biggest roots, keep Watermelon Radishes well watered, especially during hot weeks. Harvest the radishes a at the 3-6" size, after the first frost, for a sweet crop. Can be stored in the refrigerator or in a root cellar for months, with the tops cut off. (Note: tops are are exceptionally good; enjoy in a saute or braising mix.)

About the Art and Artist

Artwork by Anna O'Sullivan. Digital Artist Anna O'Sullivan uses layers of texture and color to illustrate delicious recipes of all sorts. Each petal of this quatrefoil pack is one step of Ken's favorite Watermelon Radish recipe. Find the full recipe here.

Originally from NJ, Anna moved to Maine after finishing school. She is a printmaker and illustrator, currently working on a couple of children’s books, and planning her spring planting.

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