Radish, Blauer Winter (Organic)

Raphanus sativus. Purple Storage. 60-80 days.

Storage radish with bright violet skin and white flesh. Mild radish flavor is good raw, cooked, or pickled. Uncommon in the US but a favorite winter staple in Germany. Keeps well in the root cellar, or in the field all winter here in Oregon, as long as the mice don’t find them. Sow in mid-summer for harvest in fall through winter. Elongated, conical roots average 3” wide and 6-8” long, but can become much larger if sown earlier and/or left unharvested. Great for kimchi. Seed collected by The Seed Ambassadors Project from the Swiss biodynamic seed company, Sativa Rheinau. Aka, Hild’s Blauer Herbst und Winter.

Seed produced by Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island, Washington.

As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.

2 g ≈ 170 seeds

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Geographical Origin

Direct sow ¼” deep, March through September in rows that are 1’ apart. Germination in 5-7 days. Thin to 1” by eating young plants. For mild flavor and to avoid pithiness in bunching radishes, eat before they reach 2” across. Large rooted radish types can be eaten at any size.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from 20 or more plants (to avoid inbreeding) in the second year when seeds have dried down, usually in July. Cut seed heads, place on tarp, let dry a few more days, then dance to free seed. Collect seeds and winnow to clean. Isolate from other Raphanus sativus by 1 mile.

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    Ilya Amrhein

    Ilya Amrhein

    This is one of our favorite winter roots to grow–spicy and delicious when cooked and pretty color stands out at market. I am so glad to see these seeds available from Adaptive!

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    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    Great heirloom. Delicious and easy to grow. Survives winter without any problems in Willamette valley. I wish Adaptive would offer more heirloom winter radishes, as they are wonderful vegetables.

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