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The best radish varieties to grow

Radishes are incredibly easy to grow, as they tolerate most soil types and are quick to crop. They’re delicious eaten raw, offering a fiery burst of flavour to salads. There’s a wide variety of cultivars to choose from, ranging from near spherical red-and-white roots, to long, thin white radishes, also known as mooli. Be inspired by our gallery and choose the perfect radish for your plot.

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‘French Breakfast’

‘French Breakfast’ is a popular old variety with crisp, crunchy, cylindrical roots with a strong, peppery flavour.

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‘Ilka’

‘Ilka’ is a Russian heirloom variety that can grow to a diameter of 7.5cm without becoming pithy.

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‘Mirabeau’

‘Mirabeau’ has bright red, cylindrical roots with pretty white tips. Roots have a crunchy texture and a good peppery flavour.

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‘Stela’

‘Stela’ has crunchy, globe-shaped roots with bright red skins and white, crunchy flesh.

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‘Plum Purple’

‘Plum Purple’ has an unusual bright purple skin and white flesh. Its flavour is sweet but spicy.

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‘Rougette’

‘Rougette’ has globe shaped roots with bright red skins and crisp, succulent flesh.

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‘Scarlet Globe’

‘Scarlet Globe’ is an easy variety to grow, with bright red, sperical roots with white, crisp flesh and a mild flavour.

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‘Tarzan’

‘Tarzan’ is a good variety to raise early. Its round, crimson red roots remain non-pithy for weeks.

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‘Tsukushi Spring Cross’

‘Tsukushi Spring Cross’ is a mooli radish, an Asian version of the European radish. Roots are long and cylindrical and come in a variety of colours. ‘Tsukushi Spring Cross’ has peppery roots suitable for winter storage. 

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