Radish, Rudi (Organic)

Raphanus sativus. 26 days.

A very high quality classic red bunching radish. Globe shaped with bright white flesh. Refreshingly crisp and quite tasty. Uniform, quick to mature, and holds well much longer in the field than most open pollinated bunching radishes. Rudi was bred by Enza Zaden, the highly regarded Dutch seed company, before they began focusing entirely on hybrids and patented seed.

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.

Direct sow 1/4” deep, March through September in rows that are 1’ apart. Germination in 5 – 7 days. Thin to 1” by eating young plants. For mild favor and to avoid pithiness, eat before they reach 2” across.

Collect seeds from 20+ plants in the second year when seeds pods have dried down, usually in July. Cut seedheads, place on tarp, 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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