Old time favourite. Cherry Belle produces smooth, round bright red radishes with firm, crisp flesh. The short tops and attractive appearance make this an excellent radish.
Begin sowing as soon as the ground can be worked. Radish does best in the spring and fall when the soil is cool, 4-18°C (45-65°F) and the days are short. Summer production of radish may not be as uniform. Sow ½" apart and ¼" deep in rows 12-18" apart. Thin to 3". Make successive sowings every 5-7 days to keep a constant supply of fresh radish all season.
Requires full sun location, with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Extremely light feeders; no special soil preparation is required. Sufficient water is essential as the faster the radish, the better the flavour. Plant radish in rows with slow germinating seeds like carrots, parsnip and beets to help break the soil and aid in the germination of the slower seeds.
Harvest as soon as roots reach a desired size, 20-25 days.
Easily crossed. Isolation distance of one mile. Outbreeding. Save seed from at least 80 plants. Radish seed stalks will grow up to 3’ tall. Always discard the early bolting plants, since they are not the best plants to save for seed. The seed stalk is harvested when the stalk and pods are dry. Seeds can then be separated by hand.
Pests & Diseases:
Flea beetles, small, shiny, hopping insects that leave small holes in the leaves. Avoid planting too early, use row covers or Rotenone dust to control insects. Also, planting with taller growing companions will help to hide the plants from insects.
Lettuce, bean, beet, carrot, parsnip, pea, spinach. Radish improves the flavour of lettuce.
This planting is in the Veggie garden .
Sown from my Radish 'Cherry Belle' (OP) (H) Seeds.
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Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.3 inches (0.76 cm) if planning to sow direct.
Cherry Belle normally grows to a max height of 5.85 inches (that's 15.0 cm metric) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Radish 'Cherry Belle' likes a position of full sun light, which is a perfect fit for your garden.
Your garden is comprised mainly of combination soil - Radish 'Cherry Belle' likes to grow in loam soil.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (4b) is not within the ideal known range for Radish 'Cherry Belle'. The recommended range is between Zone 5 and 14. You may have to reassess this planting for suitability in your garden.
Radish 'Cherry Belle' requires a soil ph of 5.5 - 6.8 meaning it does best in acidic soil.
More information about Radish 'Cherry Belle' (OP) (H) is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Radish 'Cherry Belle' (OP) (H) Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.