RADISH WATERMELON ROOSEHEART RED MEAT CHINESE DAIKON MILD FLAVOUR. $1.30

WATERMELON RADISH IS A GIFT TO COOKS EVERYWHERE! A GREAT TASTE, PERFECT FOR DECORATING YOUR DISHES AND OH SO EASY TO GROW!

The Watermelon radish, also known as Rooseheart or Red Meat, is an heirloom Chinese Daikon radish. It is a member of the Brassica (mustard) family along with arugula, broccoli and turnips.

Watermelon radishes are edible roots attached to thin stems and wavy green leaves. Their exteriors are creamy white with pale green shoulders, a sign of the chlorophyll it received from exposure to the sun. Watermelon radish flesh is white closest to the exterior and becomes bright, circular striations of pink and magenta toward the centre. Hence, the watermelon name!

The flesh is tender crisp, succulent and firm. Its flavour is mild, only slightly peppery with some sweet notes. Depending on when harvested, Watermelon radishes can range in size from golf ball to soft ball. Watermelon radishes can be served fresh or cooked, hot or cold. They pair well with fennel, apple, cheeses such as feta and chèvre, butter, creamy based dressings, vinaigrettes, bacon, white fish, cucumbers, mild salad greens, cooked eggs, noodles such as soba and udon, citrus, cilantro, mint and tarragon.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in well-draining soil.

Do not over-fertilize or the roots might not be well-formed; the green tops will get more of the extra nutrition instead.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, early/late Summer, Autumn or Winter. Plant Autumn/Winter for the best flavour – grow later and they will be spicier and less mild.

Plant seeds at a depth of 10mm with 5cm plant spacing and 30cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
3-14 days at 8-30°C

Maturity
50 days

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Seed Count: 20
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