Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus
Days to Maturity: 30 days
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 5″–8″ tops, 1″ globe-shaped roots
Variety Information: Exterior colors of red, white, rose pink, purple, and bi-color (red top, white base), crisp, white interior with a mild flavor.
Type: Spring/Summer radish (Learn more)
Attributes: Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is above 40°F, ideally 65°185°F. Successive Sowings: Every 1 to 2 weeks until late spring. Sow again in late summer until 4 weeks before your average first fall frost date.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to disturbance.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: ½”
Seed Spacing: 1″
Row Spacing: 12″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 2″ apart
Harvesting: Harvest when radish is no larger than 1 ½” in diameter. If allowed to grow bigger, Easter Egg may become pithy and hot.