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French Breakfast Radish

French Breakfast radish

French Breakfast radish

French Breakfast radish

French Breakfast radish

French Breakfast radishes are long, crunchy, red spring radishes with white tips and mild flavor. This variety grows quickly.

Days to maturity

  • 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)

Spacing

  • Plants: 1 inch apart
  • Rows: 8 to 12 inches apart

Moisture

  • 1 inch per week

Notes

  • Flavors will be milder when harvested in cooler temps, and spicier when harvested in the summer
  • Harvest when 2 to 3 inches long
  • Germinate in soil that is 65 to 85 degrees F
  • Another similar variety that’s lesser known is called “French Dressing” and only takes 21 days from seed to harvest

Have you ever grown French Breakfast radishes? Please tell us about your experiences.

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