How to grow Watermelon radish

Watermelon radish growing – leaf plant of the genus Raphanus, Watermelon radish annual plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting

Leaves edible the shape pinnatisect with oval top in the color green

Flowers small white-purple that grow on inflorescence

Watermelon radish taproots

Root shape round – oval, size:4-9 cm, the color white outside the inner part is red-pink

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How to grow Watermelon radish growing and care:

Little cold weather, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties/Problems with growing:
need to know when to pick it that the root won’t be fibrous

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant:
Blossom stem 0.5-1m (20-40 inches), root 4-9 cm (1.8-3.6 inches), leaf 10-30 cm (4-12 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
In cold area summer-autumn in frost free autumn-winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the stem, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves, better not to trim the leaves before the root picked up

Information about leaves:
Leaves the shape pinnatisect with oval top in the color green

Uses of Watermelon radish leaves:
Salad, cooked

Edible Roots

Information about root:
Shape round – oval, size:4-9 cm, the color white outside the inner part is red-pink

When to pull up root:
In cold area autumn, in frost free winter. 45-60 days to harvest

Uses of Watermelon radish roots:
Salad, eaten raw, pickled

Scientific name:

Raphanus sativus ‘Watermelon’

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