Description – Unusual radish variety with a creamy white to pale green skin and bright pink, sweet and spicy-tasting central flesh which gives this variety its common name of watermelon radish. Great for adding colour and flavour to salads and stir fries.
Sowing – Sow thinly in broad drills, 1cm (½in) deep, 30cm (12in) apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially during dry periods.
Growing – Thin as necessary, allowing 2.5cm (1in) between seedlings and keep watered to prevent bolting (running to seed) and a harvest of hot, pithy roots.
Harvest – April to October