Originally thought to have obtained its name from Parisienne marketers snacking on them with butter and salt while they sold their vegetables at the morning markets around Paris. Publicly released in New York in 1870, this early spring radish, grows an 2-3″ oblong scarlet red root with an ice white tip. Crisp and mild, these radishes can be grown in succession throughout the growing season for multiple harvests.
Sow seeds 1/2″ deep, 3″ apart in full sun as soon as the ground can be worked in early spring. Harvest as soon as mature to avoid woody bitter flesh. Water consistently without saturating soil, to promote healthy growth. Benefits from compost amended soil.