This large (1″–2″ diameter) spring radish with crisp, white interior and mild flavor is refreshing in salads, on sandwiches, or eaten like an apple! Grows best during the cool weather of spring and fall. 'Crimson Giant' is fun for kids because it grows so fast!
Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus
Days to Maturity: 28 days
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 2 ½”–3″ leaf tops
Variety Information: 1 ½”–2″ globe-shaped root with red skin and white interior; mild flavor.
Type: Spring/Summer radish (Learn more)
Attributes: Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is above 40°F, ideally 65°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 1 to 2 weeks until late spring. Sow again in late summer until 4 weeks before your average first fall frost date.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to disturbance.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: ½”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 3″
Row Spacing: 12″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 3″ apart
Harvesting: Harvest when radish is no larger than 2″ in diameter. If allowed to grow bigger, 'Crimson Giant' will get pithy and hot.
This packet sows up to 48 feet. 580 seeds in packet.