Radish, White Icicle
- Slender white roots grow to 4-6 inches
- Pungent flavor
- Fall/winter and spring radish
Icicle radishes were developed in the early 1900s.
Radishes may have been developed and domesticated originally in southeast Asia. There are a few accounts of radish varieties in ancient Greece and Rome, and over time large, mild and white varieties of radishes were developed in China and Japan.
Learn to Grow it
You can sow these seeds directly into the soil 1-2 weeks after your last frost date. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden and thinned to 1-2 inches as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/8-1/4 in. deep.
Keep the soil around these plants moist until the seed has germinated and weed free throughout the growing season. Mulching the soil around the plants will help keep the roots cool.
This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.