Easter Egg Radish is a blend of red, white and purple radishes that makes for a colorful and delicious presentation. A favorite among children and young gardeners, this open-pollinated variety produces 1″ round radishes that have a firm and crisp texture. Easter Egg Radish grows very fast and matures in only 25 days, making it a great variety to succession plant throughout the spring and fall growing seasons. These tender radishes are great prepared raw in a salad or as a snack, but are also delicious when sauteed with a little butter. Cooking will tend to remove some of the natural spicy flavor of the radish.
Radishes perform best when direct seeded with a walk-behind planter like our Hoss Garden Seeder. We recommend using a modified #1 plate or #2 plate with holes drilled to the appropriate size for the seed being used. Seed size can vary from one variety to the next, so seed plate hole size should always be calibrated to fit the seed being used. Radishes perform well when planted on double rows or on a “bed” with several rows planted closely together. This allows for maximization of garden space and the tops will help to shade any new weed development between closely planted rows.
Radishes grow best in cooler weather and should be planted in early spring or fall when temperatures have cooled. They prefer well-drained soil and will tend to split if soil conditions remain saturated for long periods of time. Radishes should be harvested at the ideal size for each variety. If allowed to get too large, they will become pithy and not as palatable. Once harvested, tops should be removed for optimal storage. Radishes with tops removed will store in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Easter Egg Radish Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: early spring and fall
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 1″
Row Spacing: 6″
Days to Maturity: 25
Disease Tolerance: none