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Duh_Vinci
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2012 Radish Giants - Purple Plum and Hailstone White

I grew Hailstone White radishes for the first time last year, and was beyond pleased with their size, maturity and taste.

This year I've added quite few more varieties, and this year's winners are: still the Hailstone White and new to me Purple Plum:

[img]https://drphotography.smugmug.com/photos/i-Q3FqGtc/0/O/i-Q3FqGtc.jpg[/img]

Both are 40 days from seed (what you see in the photo). Tender, sweet with just enough kick, not woody at all, and the size!!!

Cherry Bell are always first on the table, and I like them fine (been growing them for years), but these are almost as early, 2-3 times larger and just delight! So now, I have 3 favorites that have "earned" their place in the garden!

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mscratch
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pretty, pretty! where did you purchase the seed? now that I see the results I do believe I will give them a try next Spring!

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Duh_Vinci
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These are definitely worth growing!

Radish seeds (this year) came from [url=https://stores.ebay.com/Rons-Seed-Store/Radish-Seeds-/_i.html?_fsub=484841013&_sid=806849333&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322]Ron's Seed Store[/url] and I'm very happy with his quality, germination was excellent on all varieties:

[img]https://drphotography.smugmug.com/photos/i-2GzHmH4/0/O/i-2GzHmH4.jpg[/img]

And it's not too late for this year - fall crop ;)

Happy growing!

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Wow! Looking good. I should try those.
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NaeMo
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I planted Purple Plum just last week, my husband is the only one who really eats radishes here. They sound pretty good! Looking forward to harvesting them.

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Thanks to your post, I found some Hailstone and planted those. Couldn't find Purple Plum. We will see how they do here at 5000 ft elevation.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-



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