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Radish 'Albena'

Raphanus sativus

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

Grows pure white spherical roots with white flesh that are resistant to splitting and bolting.

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).

Albena 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 Albena have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Albena

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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 Albena is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Albena 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 Albena from seed

Look to ensure a distance 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.47 inches (1.2 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Albena

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Albena is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Albena