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Can radishes take more than a month to grow?

Posted by MChamberlain 5b (My Page) on
Mon, May 12, 14 at 20:19

Hello,
I planted some Burpee sparker radishes in early April. Right now, I have some leaves and pretty much minimal bulbs. Is it possible for radishes to take more than the 25 days or so the seed package states? It's been more than a month so far. It definitely does not look as though they've bolted or are near doing so.

Thanks for any help!


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RE: Can radishes take more than a month to grow?

I assume you mean Sparkler. If so this is a tempermental variety that needs optimal conditions to bulb properly. If your area is still relatively cool they may yet bulb. DTM is relative and very dependent on conditions. Sparkler photo Sparkler2.jpg


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RE: Can radishes take more than a month to grow?

I did indeed mean sparkler!
Great, so the first radish I grow is a toughie. Guess I'll try something more ho-hum for my next batch!
Thanks for the help!


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RE: Can radishes take more than a month to grow?

Keep them damp all the time and they will bulb up. Some of the older varieties take 40 days or more.


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RE: Can radishes take more than a month to grow?

They also don't like even partial shade. So if they not in a full sun it make take much longer.


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RE: Can radishes take more than a month to grow?

It's been full sun, pretty moist and thinned to 1 inch...


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