Helios Radish (Organic)

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Quick facts

  • Czechoslovakian heirloom
  • Golden yellow radish 
  • Nutritionally dense root and greens

 

Raphanus sativus

32 days.  Large, creamy-gold heirloom radishes add unique color to your vegetable harvest.  Named for the Greek god of the sun because of its pale yellow, buttery color. Though they grow quite well in the heat, but they will get spicy when the weather heats up so plant early for a more mild flavor.  Roots have a delectable crunch and stay juicy even in hot weather.  Large, very leafy green tops for radish leaf lovers.   We love this radish oven-roasted in olive oil.  

Radishes are a great starter vegetable for beginning gardeners!  They are a quick, early season crop to get your garden off to a great start.  Nutritionally dense, radishes are an excellent source of vitamin C in both the root and the greens and also contain potassium, vitamin B6, iron and folic acid.

A bit of its heirloom story:

Helios radish is believed to be originally sourced from heirloom yellow radish collector Alzbeta Kovacova-Pecarova of Kosice, Czechoslovakia. Yellow radish varieties are documented as early as the 1700s. Yellow being a result of a genetic mutation, they are thought to be the same makeup as a pink or red radish with a few missing genes. Yellow radishes first appeared in seed catalogs of the United States in the 1800’s.  It became popular as a result of their ability to be successfully grown in warmer climates. 

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant

Sun

Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing

65-85

Not rec.

3-10 d.

Light

Full to part shade

1/4”

2”/6”

Sow up to 5 weeks before last spring frost. Plant 1/2" deep, thinning to 3" apart. Water well for high quality. Harvest young, as older roots become woody. Hotter, drier conditions lead to spicy roots.

Seed specs:  Packet size 2 g, 225 min.