Full Maturity at 25-30 days.
Color - Red Tapering off to White at the Base.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9
Full Sun - at least 6 hours of sunlight daily.
Spread - 3 Inches
Height 4 - 10 Inches
Radish Size - .75 inches round by 1.75 inches Long
Soil ph 6.0 - 7.0 Acceptable. 5.8 to 6.8. is optimal.
The French Breakfast Radish is an heirloom gourmet radish variety. Some say it is sweeter than standard radishes, some say it tastes the same as standard varieties. In either event it is a prolific and rapidly maturing vegetable that makes attractive eye candy for any salad or even solo.
It is oblong, scarlet red at the top tapering off to white at the base. They average .75 inches round by 1.75 inches Long. The flesh is crispy, crunchy and peppery, pungent. They do best in cool weather.
Growing French Breakfast Radish is no different from other radish cultivars See - Radish Planting Guide.
Harvest regularly as they may become pithy / woody if harvested late. They have a tendency to bolt to seed under poor weather conditions.
Sow outdoors 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, soil temperature should be above 40oF. They Germinates best at 60- 65oF.
Radishes need at least six hours of sunlight daily. They do best in loose well drained and fertile soil. As with all root crops you should avoid excess organic materials and manure or fertilizers high in nitrogen. Excess nitrogen will encourage lush foliage at the expense of the roots.
Don't plant radishes in a bed that hosted a cole crop in the last three years. If you incorporate plenty of wood ashes in the soil the root maggots shouldn't be an issue.