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Radish 'Cherry Belle'      

Raphanus sativus

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Cherry Belle is part of the Raphanus genus and is a Radish variety. Its scientific name is Raphanus sativus 'Cherry Belle'. Cherry Belle is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Arylide yellow and   Mellow yellow and   Stil de grain yellow. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.4 cm (that's 0.16 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 4. Leaves appear approximately as a   Kelly green and   Ao green colour.

Bright red, round radish roots, mature quickly, sow a few seeds thinly at weekly intervals to have a steady crop.
Bright taste and pretty colour.

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 growing to a mature height of 15.0 cm (5.85 inches), Cherry Belle grows with a stemless-like habit. This variety tends to bloom in late summer.

Cherry Belle Radish is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally 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 Cherry Belle have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Cherry Belle

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Sow sparsely and thin the tiny plants to allow the remaining roots to develop. Neglecting to thin the plants will reduce the potential crop.
Don’t allow to grow too big or they will be tough and run to seed.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Cherry Belle is thought of as half hardy, so protect with a row cover whenever the temperatures drop. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Cherry Belle are Zone 5 and Zone 14. Cherry Belle needs a loamy, clay and sandy soil with a ph of 5.5 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Cherry Belle from seed

Sow all year round. Quick to germinate

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.3 inches (0.76 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Cherry Belle

Sow direct

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 10°C / 50°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Cherry Belle is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Cherry Belle

Quick growing and best picked young, 20-25 days to harvest.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.

Other Names for Radish 'Cherry Belle'

Cherry bell, Belle Cerise

Latest Radish 'Cherry Belle' Reviews

  • Rabbits decimated my nearby beans and peas, but left the “cherry belle” alone. THANK YOU! Looking forward to a nice harvest.

    5 stars

    Megan_H about growing Radish 'Cherry Belle'
  • Fun, easy organic crop. Cheap seed too. Grows in wet clay. Doesn’t need much fertilizer. Nearly pest free. Quick and yummy. Got mildewy squash, wormy corn, leafmined basil? Grow this for morale lift!

    5 stars

    GreenGuy about growing Radish 'Cherry Belle'- Weeding (pigweeds)
  • Easy to grow. Very fast. Tasty!

    5 stars

    KiriBean about growing Radish 'Cherry Belle' (OP) #1
  • One of the most popular and easy to grow. I recommend to beginners & newbies. If you can’t grow these, you need a new hobby. From seed to table in about a month!

    5 stars

    Sprocket1980 about growing Radish - Cherry Belle [2010]

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