Enjoy the refreshing, crisp and clean flavour of Radish 'Flamboyant 3'. These cylindrical roots have attractive rose red skins with pure white tips that make a lovely addition to summer salads. Sow this RHS AGM variety regularly for ongoing crops of tasty roots throughout summer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 10cm (4").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Companion planting: Try growing radishes with mint to deter flea beetles, which chew irregular holes in the leaves.
Thin out seedlings to 3-5cm (1-2in) apart. Water during dry spells.
For summer sowings choose a moist cool spot to prevent running to seed. As radishes grow so fast and use less of the soil goodness, use them totally as a catch crop with other slower-maturing produce. Harvest as soon as the roots reach reasonable size, if left too long they will become hot and woody.
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