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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
radish 'Cherry Belle'
'Cherry Belle' has small round roots with bright red skin and crisp white flesh which has a mild, sweet flavour and is slow to turn woody. Radishes, Raphanus sativus, are annuals or biennials which germinate fast and grow fast, with lobed, dark green leaves to about 15-20cm high, and succulent, sharp-tasting edible enlarged taproots which can be harvested about four weeks after sowing, and can be round, tapering, or cylindrical, and have red, white, green, yellow, purple, or black skin, while the flesh is usually white but may be red or purple; if plants are left long enough, for example when grown as a cover crop or green manure, to grow to about 90cm then they can produce white or pale lilac flowers which provide both nectar and pollen for bees.
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in full light or light shade, ideally in light, rich, near-neutral, and moist but well-drained soil; sow seed at frequent intervals from early spring to late summer, so that there is a succession of crops; sow in rows 15cm apart, at a depth of 1-2cm, and sow at or thin to a spacing of about 3 cm apart, and harvest them when young so that they do not become woody; for more advice, see radish cultivation
Propagate by seed sown 1-2cm deep, from early spring to late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Radishes may be affected by flea beetles, slugs and snails, and cabbage root fly
Radishes may be affected by brassica downy mildew, and by brassica white blister, club root, damping off, fungal leaf spot, and virus diseases
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