PLANT TYPE: Annual
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Raphanus sativus
LIGHT: Full Sun
SOIL TYPE: Well-drained, deep sandy loam
pH RANGE: 6.0 - 7.0
MOISTURE/WATERING: Moist but not saturated
MATURITY IN DAYS: 25 - 35
KNOWN PESTS: Flea beetles
KNOWN DISEASES: N/A
Radishes do not like the summer heat and are best planted right before spring after there is no more frost. The seeds to best in loose soil that allows good ball development. They can be harvested and eaten in as little as 3 weeks after planting.
Radishes make great companions plants when paired with beets, carrots, spinach and parsnips. Radishes grow well with cucumbers and beans. It's said that summer planting near leaf lettuce makes the radishes more tender. Do not plant radishes near cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, kohlrabi or turnips.