White icicle is a variety of Radish which is a member of the Raphanus family. Its botanical name is Raphanus sativus 'White icicle'. White icicle is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to White. Leaves usually appear in Forest green (web) colour.
Icy white, crisp, juicy radishes grow white tapered roots about 3-5 inches (7-12 cm) long that have mildly pungent white flesh. Where the radish protrudes above the ground the shoulders should be green, although there is a variant with purple shoulders.
This vegetable is related to the turnip and horseradish family. Can be served as an hors d’oeuvre, as a garnish for salads or sandwiches, or simply as a snack. Keeps in the refrigerator, without the leaves, for four to seven days.1
Fast and easy to grow, radishes are best in cool weather, however, icicle radishes are more heat tolerant and suitable for planting in early summer.2White icicle grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally growing to a mature height of 15.0 cm (5.85 inches), White icicle grows with a stemless-like habit.
White icicle 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.
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By our calculations, you should look at sowing White icicle about 28 days before your last frost date.
Do not transplant. Sow in stone-free soil in early spring to early summer, and again in late summer for fall crop. Thrives in cool weather. Make successive sowing every 2 weeks.White icicle is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.
White roots grow to six inches long.This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early spring.
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