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Radish 'Hong Vit'

Raphanus sativus

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Hong Vit is a popular variety of Radish, which belongs to the Raphanus genus (Raphanus sativus 'Hong Vit'). Hong Vit is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety.

A pretty radish grown for its leaves. The roots are tiny and will never attain any size, but can be eaten. It is fast growing, erect and produces hairless leaves with pink stems that are mildly radish flavored. Harvest from micro to mini to full-size bunched for a nice addition to soups, salads, or stir-fries.

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).

Hong Vit 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 Hong Vit have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Hong Vit

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Hong Vit is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Hong Vit are Zone 5 and Zone 14. Ensure your soil is loamy, clay and sandy and has a ph of between 5.5 and 6.8 as Radish is a weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Hong Vit from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.47 inches (1.2 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Hong Vit

Since this variety does not produce an edible root, it can be transplanted. But it is so fast growing that doing so may not be useful.

Sow 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. Cloches can be used for extra-early plantings.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hong Vit is a tender plant.

Harvesting Hong Vit