|Average Seed / oz||Seed / 100′ Row||Average Yield / 100′ Row||Days to Harvest|
|2500||1 oz||40 lbs||60|
|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|Sowing Method||Seed Depth||Direct Seed Spacing||Seeds Per Packet|
|Mature Spacing||Days to Sprout||Production Cycle||Seed Viability|
Radishes are a moderately frost-tolerant vegetable that prefer full sun, but will tolerate partial shade. Plant in fertile, evenly moist soil that is free of rocks.
Hong Vit can be planted early and often in the spring, and are a sweet and spicy treat to saute or add to salads, but the greens become bitter in the heat of summer. Direct seed outdoors up to 6 weeks before the last frost date. For a continual harvest, sow in 1-2 week succession plantings until temperatures become hot. Hong Vit can be planted again in the fall when temperatures cool.
Plant seed 1/2" deep and1/2-1" apart in rows 12" apart. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 55-85°F. Seeds will sprout in 4-11 days. Thin so that mature plants are 6" apart.
Spring radishes should be picked before they become large and woody (24-32 days). Winter radishes will be ready for harvest in approximately 60 days, depending on the variety.
An insect pollinated annual, radish can be a challenge to keep pure because in many areas there are an abundance of wild radish that will cross readily with your cultivated varieties. Being a small plant, they are easy to cage for isolation, and being fast maturing, time isolation is a great choice as well. Seed pods will form after the flowers die back, and you should allow the pods to dry on the plants for as long as possible before gathering. Pods are thick and do not shatter easily. Winnow to separate chaff.