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Heirloom China Rose Winter Radish Seeds | Grow China Rose Winter Radishes

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Product Code: CHINA_ROSE

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The China Rose Winter Radish dates back to the early 1800s. It has excellent storage characteristics.

Up to two inches in diameter, its oblong shape can reach six inches in length. Average: 22-55 days

Detailed planting instructions:

Grows best in cool (50 F to 65 F), moist weather. Hot weather reduces quality and increases pungency. Late plantings may bolt before edible root forms.

About 3 to 6 weeks before average last frost, direct seed ½ inch deep, 1 inch apart, in rows 12 inches apart. Thin to about 2-inch spacings. Crowded plants may not produce high-quality roots. Use thinings in salads.

For continuous harvest, make additional plantings every 1 to 2 weeks until temperatures average in the mid 60s F, or plant varieties with different maturity dates in a single planting. Resume planting when weather cools in fall.

Plant most winter varieties so that they mature around the first fall frost date. (Frost improves flavor and texture of most winter varieties.) Larger winter varieties need more space than spring varieties, so thin to about 6-inch spacings, depending on variety.

Keep soil moist for uninterrupted growth and best quality.

Adding nitrogen fertilizer or nitrogen rich manure close to planting may produce lush tops and small roots.

Can be sown in the same row with carrots, parsley, parsnips and other slow germinating crops. The radishes help to break soil crust for the weaker and later-germinating crops.

Because they mature quickly, radishes make a good intercrop along with slower growing crops, such as other cabbage family crops, or tomato- or squash family crops. Or follow radish harvest with summer succession crops such as beans, or fall-harvested crops.

To help reduce disease, do not plant radishes or other cole crops in the same location more than once every three or four years.


The time from planting to harvest is 20 to 30 days for spring radishes, such as the Champion. Simply pull up the whole plant when the radishes are the right size.


Open pods by hand for small amounts of seed. Pods that do not open when rubbed between hands can be pounded with hammer or mallet. Winnow to remove remaining chaff.

  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: An excellent source of vitamin C, calcium, and iron.

Average Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a product review.

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Survival seeds July 28, 2016
Reviewer: John Drake from Julian, NC United States  
I bought these to stash away for the future, I really like that they are good for five years that's a big plus. The packaging is excellent and well made. The price cant be beat either!

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winter radish February 12, 2016
Reviewer: Judy Nowell from Mercersburg, PA United States  
never planted a winter radish.  I'll have them longer.

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Seeds July 13, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Tallapoosa, GA United States  
Received order promptly

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Radish did not developp June 29, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from MARQUETTE, MI United States  
They germinated, grew nice greens, but never developed a nice radish. I almost let them seed but pulled them.  I felt since they didn't develop into a nice radish why keep seed.  I am new to growing radish.  I may be wrong.  I may try again.  :/

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All seeds planted grew June 4, 2015
Reviewer: Deborah Shevenko from Nunnelly, TN United States  
But I had problems growing the Radish Bulb. I don't know what I did wrong. I think I made the planting mounds too high because the rain kept washing the soil down and exposing the root. All I got was Radish Roots.
Any help info. Would be appreciated.

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