"Cherry Belle" radish (Raphanus sativus) belongs to the earliest radish varieties that reaches crop maturity already 25 days after the sow. It is intended for cultivation both in spring and autumn. It is particularly recommended for cultivation in the field, but it would also thrive under covers. It develops regularly shaped, round roots covered with red, thin peel that are resistant to breaking. White, glassy flesh with an exceptionally tender taste, resistant to getting pithy, is hidden underneath the peel. Roots of this radish variety may be eaten raw as addition to cottage cheese and sandwiches and thanks to their attractive looks, as plate garnish. They are a rich source of vitamins C, B1 and B2, as well as calcium, phosphorus, iron and mustard oils that regulate digestive processes.
Seeds of the "Cherry Belle" radish have been placed on biodegradable, cellulose tape that allows to spread them evenly in the soil, eliminating the need to thin the seedlings after the emergence. Place seed tapes early in spring or in the second half of summer directly on the ground in rows 10 - 15 cm apart, ca. 2 cm deep, cover with soil and water abundantly. Medium compact, moderately moist, humous, aerated soils on sunny sites suit radish cultures best. One package contains 7 m of tape with "Cherry Belle" radish seeds, as well as the sow-by date and growing instructions.
- Use: direct, raw consumption
- Harvest time: 25 days after the sow
- Site: sunny; medium compact, moderately moist, humous, aerated soil
- Quantity: 7 m of tape