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RADISH-EASTER EGG (TREATED)

RADISH-EASTER EGG (TREATED)

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Seeds Per Pack: 50

Raphanus sativus
RADISH-EASTER EGG (treated) is fun for kids & adults alike to grow. The seeds produce a beautiful variety of colors, including red, white, pink, and purple all in the same pack! You won’t know which color the radish will be though until you uncover the soil for the first time to take a peek. Delicious both raw & roasted, these roots grow bigger than standard varieties and stay crisp & mild even when large.  Don’t discard the tops either as they are scrumptious when sautéed and incredibly nutrient dense!

Sow at regular intervals from early spring to early summer & again early autumn. Radishes grow well in most soils but prefer rich, moist free draining soils. Sow into well-cultivated soil. Sow very thinly. Thin out seedlings to 3-5cm apart.

The heritage of Easter Egg radishes is not well-known, but they are believed to have been developed in Europe in the 19th century. They were named after their colourful appearance, which resembles Easter eggs. Today, Easter Egg radishes are a popular variety worldwide and can be found in many supermarkets and farmers’ markets.

Any seeds IMPORTED from overseas must now be TREATED according to the new bio-security law. Thus this batch of Easter Egg Radish is treated. If you save the seeds and replant the following year these seeds are considered NOT TREATED.

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How to Grow Easter Egg Radish (Treated)

Here is an easy guide to growing Easter Egg Radishes which can be a colourful and fun way to add a pop of colour to your garden and your plate.  This particular variety of radish come in shades of pink, purple, red, and white, and have a mild, slightly sweet flavour. Growing them is really easy, and you can plant them in either spring or fall.

  1. Easter Egg radishes prefer well-draining soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Prepare the soil by loosening it to a depth of 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) and mix in compost or well-rotted manure to improve its fertility.
  2. Sow Easter Egg radish seeds directly into the soil in rows spaced 15 cm (6 inches) apart, and plant the seeds 1 cm (1/2 inch) deep. During the germination phase keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. 
  3. Easter Egg radishes grow best in full sun, but can tolerate some shade. They prefer cooler temperatures between 10-18°C (50-65°F) and will bolt (flower prematurely) in hot weather.
  4. Once the radish seedlings are 2-3 cm (1 inch) tall, thin them to 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) apart to give them enough space to grow.  You can reduce competition for nutrients and water by thinning.
  5. Water your radishes regularly to keep the soil moist, but do not waterlogged the soil. Add a balanced fertiliser every two weeks to encourage healthy growth.
  6. Easter Egg radishes are ready to harvest in about 25-30 days. The radishes should be about 2.5-5 cm (1-2 inches) in diameter and the root should be firm and crispy. To harvest, gently pull the radishes out of the soil by the leaves.

Heritage of Easter Egg Radish

The heritage of Easter Egg radishes is not well-known. During the 19th century, plant breeders in Europe developed Easter Egg Radish. They named it for its colorful appearance that resembles Easter eggs. Nowadays, Easter Egg Radish is a popular variety worldwide, and many supermarkets and farmers’ markets carry it.

*Important Note

These seeds are treated with a fungicide (Thiram).  DO NOT eat the seeds or feed them to animals.  Keep them away from children & animals. Wear gloves and thoroughly wash your skin with water & soap after touching the seeds. Treated seeds do not affect the crop you are planting. Insects are not harm by using treaded seeds.  These treated seeds are strictly for propagation or growing in the garden only. THE RESULTANT CROP IS EDIBLE.

Fungicide seed treatment may be an AQIS (Biosecurity, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Government of Australia) requirement for certain seed varieties. Treated seeds may be dyed a distinct colour. 

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Planting Guide for Australia

Scoville Heat Units (SHU)

Plant Height (cm)

15 - 20

Season of Interest

Autumn

Temperature Range (°C)

10 - 25

Determine / Indeterminate

Annual / Perennial / Biennial

Annual

Frost Hardy / Tender

Hardy

Full Sun / Part Sun / Shade

Full Sun / Part Shade

Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings

Sow Direct

Soil

Well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter

pH

6 - 7

Soil Temperature (°C)

7 - 29

Seed Preparation

Soak seeds in water for a few hours before planting

Sowing Depth (mm)

1

Plant Spacing (cm)

2 - 5

Row spacing (cm)

15 - 30

Watering

Regular watering, keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged

Germination Time (Days)

5 - 7

Harvest Time (Days)

20 - 30

Good Companion Plants

Carrots, Peas, Lettuce, Spinach, Cucumber, Beans, Brassicas (e.g. cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower)

Bad Companion Plants

Turnips

Pests

Flea beetles (Phyllotreta spp.), Root maggots (Delia spp.), Cabbage maggots (Delia radicum), Aphids (Aphis spp.), Slugs and snails (Gastropoda), Cutworms (Agrotis spp.)

Diseases

Downy mildew, Powdery mildew, Fusarium wilt, Alternaria leaf spot, Clubroot, Root rot, Bacterial leaf spot

More About Us

ABSeeds is an Australian owned business trading under the umbrella of Direct Compost Solutions which is owned and managed by Victoria Brun.

We as a company endeavor to provide to the public, Organic, Old Fashioned, Heritage, and Open-pollinated seeds that have not been genetically modified.

We purchased the business in November 2018 and renamed it to ABSeeds (All ‘Bout Seeds) to make the title shorter and represent what we hope to achieve with this business in the years ahead.

Seeds that we can’t grow ourselves we will acquire from people who grow for us, or we may purchase seeds from reputable heritage seed companies.

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