Cincinnati Market Radish
(aka Long Scarlet) Historic variety described in the 1907 Landreth & Sons catalog; now becoming scarce. Deep red radishes are 6" long and tapered. Flesh is tender, crisp, and mild. Medium tops are good for bunching.
- 25-30 days
- ±2,500 seeds/oz
- Pink-red roots grow to 6 inches
- Crisp and tender with mild flavor
- Good for bunching
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Radishes are mostly eaten raw, sliced or diced and added to salads. You can also serve them as an appetizer with dip or hummus or sliced on buttered bread.
The leaves of radish plants are edible and can be boiled to improve the texture.
When storing radishes, make sure to clip their tops so that the roots will last longer in storage.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Plant in full sun. Successive plantings can be made every 3-4 weeks throughout summer and fall to provide a continual harvest.
- Direct Seed: 1" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/2"
- Rows Apart: 12"
- Thin: 2-3" Apart
Ratings & Reviews
Great Germination After Being Mistreated
Bought these seeds last year, misplaced the packet, found them a week ago. I direct sowed them and rather than take care to plant them neatly I just tossed the seeds into the bed, lightly covered them and watered. I was surprised to find that there is nearly 75% germination! Of course they are crowded in some spots, but I'm thinking about just leaving them be. Since they're doing so well after having been mistreated, I'll plant them properly next year and I'm sure they will do so much better.
Decent and different
Solid germination rate, quick growers. Hotter than expected, they are not a mild radish. Greens are good. When they grow like the picture, really nice root. But, they are prone to irregular twisted growth even in loose soil. If allowed to go too long, they get pithy instead of getting bigger, so they really are a fast turn around crop.