French Breakfast Seed Tape (2.5m) - 2/pk

SKU: RD670T $4.49 Size: 2 x 2.5m (6.5') rolls (approx. 300 seeds)

A seed tape version of this popular heirloom that dates from the 1880s. These elongated radishes are red at the top and... Read More

Exposure Full-sun

Matures in 25-30 days

Season Cool season

Seed type OP ?

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French Breakfast Seed Tape (2.5m) - 2/pk

Product Details

A seed tape version of this popular heirloom that dates from the 1880s. These elongated radishes are red at the top and fades to white towards the blunt tips. Best harvested around 5cm (2”) long, they are perfect for slicing and salads. It grows well from spring through summer with large healthy tops.

1 pack includes 2 x 2.5m (6.5') of tape and contains approximately 300 seeds in total.

Start by making shallow rows in prepared soil. Unfold tape and separate the two strips. Place tape in the rows and water. Cover with 5mm (0.25 inch) of soil. Water well. Keep consistent moisture until seeds sprout in 7-15 days.

Matures in 25-30 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

    • Seed tape for easy and simple sowing 
    • Perfect for fresh eating
    • Fast growth
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 25-30 days

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How to Grow Radish Seed Tape

Step 1

Timing

Radishes can be grown all season but they’re easiest when sown just after the last frost date and again at the end of summer and into the fall. Optimal soil temperature: 18-24°C (65-75°F). Seeds should sprout in 5-7 days.

Step 2

Starting

Unfold the seed tape and separate into two strips. Place the seed tape on the surface and lightly cover with soil, approximately 5mm (¼”) deep, in rows spaced 30-45cm (12-18″) apart. Thin to 6-12 plants per 30cm (12″).

Step 3

Growing

Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8.

Radishes are moderate to heavy feeders. Best in rich, loamy soil amended with composted manure. Add 1 cup of complete organic fertilizer for every 3m (10′) of row for background fertility. Lime beds the previous fall. The real secret to growing this little vegetable is speed. Sow a short row frequently, thin them quickly, keep them watered, eat them quickly, and sow some more.

Step 4

Germination

From direct sowing.

In optimal conditions at least 80% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 4 years. Per 100′ row: 1.2M seeds, per acre: 522M seeds.

Step 5

Harvest

Harvest promptly when radishes are the size of large marbles. The leaves and developing seedpods are also tasty.

Tips

Disease & Pests

Root maggots and flea beetles can be a problem. Expect to lose 20-30% of your crop to maggots if you don’t use a floating row cover.

Companion Planting

Plant radishes near beans, beets, celeriac, chervil, cucumber, lettuce, mint, parsnip, peas, spinach, squash, and tomatoes. Avoid planting near Agastache or potatoes. It is said that planting 3 or 4 icicle radishes around the mound where you plant squash, and allowing them to grow and bloom, will prevent most pests of squash and cucumber.

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