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Radish 'Easter egg'   

Raphanus sativus

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Easter egg is a popular variety of Radish, which belongs to the Raphanus genus (Raphanus sativus 'Easter egg'). When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Boston University Red and   Deep carmine pink.

A blend of five different globe radish seeds, which produce a combination of red, pink, purple, violet, and white roots that remain firm and crisp with good flavor. Grows well in spring and fall.

If you plant a few seeds each week throughout spring and summer, you can have a continuous harvest!

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Normally grows to a mature height of 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).

Easter egg 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 Easter egg have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Easter egg

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Easter egg 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. 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 Easter egg 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 Easter egg about 28 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Easter egg

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

Harvesting Easter egg

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

Easter egg folklore & trivia

Introduced by Alf Christianson Seed Co. in 1983.

Other Names for Radish 'Easter egg'

Easter egg blend

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