White Icicle

Quick Facts:

    • Crisp, mild flavour
    • Long, carrot-shaped radishes
    • Space closer than others
    • Roots can grow 10-15cm (4-6") long
    • Matures in 20-30 days

White Icicle

Description:

CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Sow White Icicle radish seeds from early spring to the middle of May, and plan to sow again in September for a fall harvest crop. The tops on this cylindrical, pure white radish are short at only 11cm (4 1/2"), while the roots keep their fine texture and eating quality up to 15cm (6") long. White radishes are a little milder than the red skinned ones, with less of that sharp heat. Icicle Short Top is adapted for a wide range of soil conditions and geographical regions, it remains uniform and vigorous. Try planting this radish at a tighter spacing than usual. They perform well in containers, but use deep, freely draining pots.

Matures in 20-30 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
2g (approx. 200 seeds) RD700A $3.69 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
10g (approx. 1000 seeds) RD700B $6.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
25g (approx. 2500 seeds) RD700C $9.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
125g (approx. 12500 seeds) RD700D $28.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
500g (approx. 50000 seeds) RD700E $103.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Crisp, mild flavour
    • Long, carrot-shaped radishes
    • Space closer than others
    • Roots can grow 10-15cm (4-6") long
    • Matures in 20-30 days

How To Grow

Time radish plantings one to two weeks apart for a longer harvest period. The secret to growing a great radish is to plant when the soil is cool, to not plant too close together, and to harvest promptly before the roots get woody and bitter. Every part of the radish is edible. Before they are fully mature, radish seed pods are tender and juicy with a wonderfully sharp flavour that is excellent in stir-fries and soups. The immature seeds themselves have a flavour and texture reminiscent of caviar. Continue reading below for our favourite tips on how to grow radishes from seed.

Latin
Raphanus sativus
Family: Brassicaceae

Difficulty
Easy

We Recommend: If you don’t already have a favourite, go for variety: The Easter Egg Mix (RD674) can’t be surpassed for showing everything a radish can be. Not only do you get a mix of colours, but you’ll come to appreciate subtle flavour differences, and differences in piquancy, or spiciness.

Season & Zone
Season: Cool season
Exposure: Full sun

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.

Starting
Sow seeds 5mm (¼”) deep, 25 seeds per 30cm (12″) in rows spaced 30-45cm (12-18″) apart, and thin to 6-12 plants per 30cm (12″).

Days to Maturity: From direct sowing.

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.

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

Seed Info
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.

Diseases & 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.

More on Companion Planting.