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French breakfast radish: Raphanus sativus Early French Breakfast

French breakfast radis A long, cylindrical heirloom radish, 'Early French Breakfast' is scarlet at the top, fading to white at the base. Crisp and pungent when young, it performs better than other radishes in hot, dry climates. The French traditionally eat these with sweet butter and salt. Raphanus sativus vegetable deeply lobed; narrow, long leaves, red deeply lobed; narrow, long leaves, medium-green deeply lobed; narrow, long leaves 119 134 0 4.0 4.0 vegetable Flea beetles, cabbage root maggots, slugs, and clubroot may occur. 0 0 Early French Breakfast 4 4 almost any slower-growing vegetable or herb. Maintain soil moisture all season. 0 Healthy plants can tolerate a few flea beetle holes, but use fabric row covers to deter pests. Avoid watering in evening, which attracts slugs and snails. To prevent slugs, spread diatomaceous earth around plants, or set out shallow dishes filled with beer. Rotate crops annually to avoid clubroot. 3?5 Seed Savers 2000;, Seed Savers 5th;, Territorial s Most radishes mature quickly and decline in quality once they reach full size, so harvest when root tops begin to show above soil. Soil should be loose and free of rocks to a depth of 6?9 inches for well-grown, well-shaped root vegetables. Radishes are best grown quickly and watered regularly and evenly to prevent cracking. 23 The ancient Egyptians cultivated radishes, which reportedly fed the thousands of slaves building the pyramids. Today, the radish is a staple in salads, sandwiches, and a variety of hors d'oeuvres. These easy-to-grow vegetables are now available in myriad shapes, colors, sizes, and flavors. Amend soil with well-rotted manure or compost. Plant in spring, 3?4 weeks before last frost; direct sow, 1/2 inch deep and 1/2?1 inch apart, in rows spaced 9?12 inches apart. In fall, plant to harvest around first frost. Resow every 2 weeks for a continuous supply. 1 Thin young plants to 2?3 inches. Cultivate soil to reduce weeds and provide aeration. deeply cultivated, light, well drained, fertile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 grows well in containers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 > 0 0 0 0
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