RD699A - Saisai Purple
This exciting new hybrid radish is intended to be grown as baby salad greens. The mid-rib is vibrant purple, contrasting nicely with bright green, nicely rounded leaves with slightly scalloped edges. The succulent leaves have amazing flavour and a pleasant sweetness that would elevate a salad mix to the next level. Left to grow in the garden, Saisai Purple radish seeds will eventually produce a flavourful, bolt resistant daikon root. These are more stout and mild than other daikon varieties. It can also be sprouted, so it’s a highly versatile variety.
Matures in 30-40 days for baby greens, 120 days full size. (Hybrid seeds)
- Excellent baby greens
- Will form a daikon root
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How To Grow
Time your radish plantings a week apart for a longer harvest period. The secret to growing a great radish is to plant when the weather is cool, to not plant too close together and to harvest promptly before the roots get woody and bitter. Every part of the radish is edible. If you leave some of your radishes to go to seed you’ll find the pods before seed set are tender and juicy with a wonderfully sharp flavour that is excellent in stir-fries and soups. If you harvest the seeds before they dry they have a taste and texture reminiscent of caviar. Imagine the fresh seeds lightly sautéed with garlic and thyme on a bed of radish leaves. A gourmet delight! Follow along with this handy How to Grow Radishes from seed Guide and crunchy salad delights.