An excellent cooler weather variety for short season climates. Champion is a bright red, crisp, round radish with large tops. A good choice for early or late plantings. Popular for eating fresh, in salads or for garnishes. 28 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Seed directly into vegetable garden anytime soil is workable from March to September. Cover seeds with 1/4 inch light soil, spacing seeds 1 to 1 1/2 inches apart.
THINNING AND SPACING: Once seedlings are established thin to 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart. Leave 6 to 12 inches between rows or plant 2 inches apart in all directions in wide rows.
GERMINATION: Approximately 1 week. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Treat soil with safe insecticide to protect from root insects or sow seed where radishes or cabbage had not been grown the previous year. Protect seedbed from new infestation with cheese cloth or agricultural netting strung above plants. Plant in a mostly sunny spot in a moderately rich soil kept fairly well watered. For continual harvest, plant radishes every 2 or 3 weeks during the cooler parts of the growing season.
Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture