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Early Scarlet Globe Radish

Early Scarlet Globe radish

Early Scarlet Globe radish

Early Scarlet Globe radish

Early Scarlet Globe radish

A quintessential red globe radish, the Early Scarlet Globe radish is one of the most popular varieties of radishes. They are early to plant, early to harvest, and produces small round 1 to 2 inch red globes with crisp flesh and mild flavor.

Days to maturity

  • 20 to 30 days

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun in spring/fall and partial/full shade in summer

Soil pH

  • 5.8 to 6.8

Hardiness Zones

  • Zones 2 to 9 (shade cloth may be needed in higher zones)


  • Plants: 1 inch apart
  • Rows: 6 to 8 inches apart


  • 1 inch per week


  • Pick early for spicier flavor and later for more mild flavor
  • Grow easily in containers
  • Harvest when leaves are 6 to 8 inches long
  • Germinate in soil that is 65 to 85 degrees F

Have you ever grown Early Scarlet Globe radishes? Please tell us about your experiences.


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