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Radish 'Saxa 2'      

Raphanus sativus

  • 25 plantings
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  • 3 wanted
  • 23 stashed

Saxa 2 is a variety of Radish which is a member of the Raphanus family. Its botanical name is Raphanus sativus 'Saxa 2'. Saxa 2 is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Anti-flash white and   Lavender pink. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Cerise red and   Medium candy apple red. Leaves usually appear in   Cadmium green colour.

Popular European radish that matures in just 3 weeks; wow, they are quick! Bright red, smooth, round, perfect globes are crisp and delicious. Grows well in fall and spring.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally grows to a mature height of 15.0 cm (5.85 inches). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

Saxa 2 Radish is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Saxa 2 have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Saxa 2

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Saxa 2 is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so although it can survive a small mild cold snap, it is wise to ensure that this plant is protected from frost damage. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Saxa 2 are Zone 5 and Zone 14. Saxa 2 needs a loamy, clay and sandy soil with a ph of 5.5 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Saxa 2 from seed

Sow 0.47 inches (1.2 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 13°C / 55°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Saxa 2 about 28 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Saxa 2

Do not transplant. Sow in stone-free soil in early spring to early summer, and again in late summer for fall crop (if desired). Thrives in cool weather. Make successive sowings every 2 weeks. The recommendation for most root radishes is to directly sow them 4 weeks prior to your last frost date. However, you can start sowing as soon as the ground has thawed and air temperatures are averaging over 40 degrees on most days. Depending on what your springs are like (short and fast, long and drawn out), these conditions may emerge much sooner than or much later than the 4 week guide might suggest. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your start date. Cloches can be used for extra-early plantings.

Saxa 2 is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Saxa 2

Pull them up when the greens are four inches tall. Usually about 18 days after germination.

Latest Radish 'Saxa 2' Reviews

  • These radishes were really great! Fairly mild as radishes go, I used them in a couple different applications and they grew quickly for me. Will definitely plant them again…oh wait I already did!

    5 stars

    AAshleySEG about growing Saxa II Radish

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