Radish, Pink Beauty (Organic)
Raphanus sativus. Pink Bunching. 27 days.
Round to slightly oval, crisp roots are bright pink and not too spicy. We are rarely impressed with bunching radishes, but these are just darn good. Pink Beauty is all you could ever want in a bunching radish. An excellent market farm variety, praised as being better than many hybrids and we agree. Tops are strong for bunching, roots resist cracking. Best when succession planted in spring and fall, as radishes get spicier and have more pest pressures in the heat.
Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.
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.
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.
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.