The Bacchus Purple Salad Radish is a hardy root vegetable that gets its unusual color from the incredible amount of anthocyanin pigment it contains.
It is believed to have originated in Mexico, but has since been naturalized in China and many other parts of the world.
This vegetable is most often used as an ingredient in salads, but can also be pickled or eaten raw as a snack.
Bacchus Purple Salad Radish has an almost egg-shaped appearance.
The interior flesh is white and crisp and has a mild flavor that makes it great for inclusion in salads, where it can add a splash of color without overpowering the other flavors present in the dish.
First time planting?
First time planting? No problem!
We’ve got some tips and tricks to help you get started.
First, plant your new radishes in well-drained soil with full sun (8 hours a day).
Find a spot that’s not too close to other plants, as you’ll want to leave room for them to grow.
Allow about 2 inches between each seed when you plant. You can use a sower or sow by hand.
Radishes are ready for harvest in about 21-28 days from first planting! When they’re ready, just pull them up from the ground, feel free to enjoy them right away as a tasty snack!
Where to plant Bacchus Purple Salad Radish?
Bacchus Purple Salad Radish is a fast-growing vegetable that thrives in full sun and moist soil.
You can expect your Bacchus Purple Salad Radish plants to grow up to 6 to 12 inches tall, with a bushy growth habit and green foliage.
To ensure that your Bacchus Purple Salad Radish plants are getting enough sunlight, place them in an area of your garden that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
For best results, plant your radishes in an area of your garden where they will receive 8 hours of direct sunlight a day.
When preparing the soil for planting, make sure it is well-drained and loose.
To loosen the soil, you can add organic matter such as compost or manure.
These materials will also help retain moisture in the soil, which will help keep your radishes well-watered throughout the growing season.
When to plant Bacchus Purple Salad Radish?
The planting of Bacchus Purple Salad Radish is best done in the spring, but can be done throughout the year.
If you are planting in the early spring, it is important to make sure that the soil temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit and there is no chance of frost.
The ideal soil temperature for planting Bacchus Purple Salad Radish is between 45-75 degrees Fahrenheit, so if your area has been experiencing a particularly warm winter and/or early spring, it’s probably safe to plant now.
How to plant Bacchus Purple Salad Radish?
- Find an area with full sun and well-drained soil that is cool and moist. Turn the soil over about 8 inches deep to loosen it for planting.
- Make a furrow about one inch deep in the soil and plant your seeds about a one inch apart from each other and about an inch deep in the soil. Cover them up with dirt and pack down firmly.
- Water thoroughly until the seeds are fully soaked through, then keep them moist throughout their growth period until they’re ready to harvest.
- Harvest your radishes when they are between 1/2″ and 2″ across. Pull them out of the ground by hand or with a garden trowel, being careful not to damage the roots or leaves of nearby plants, if any.
How to care Bacchus Purple Salad Radish?
This radish is easy-to-grow and quick to mature. It will tolerate light shade but grows best in full sun in moist but well-drained soil.
Sow seeds outdoors as soon as the ground can be worked, about 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in rows 12 inches apart.
For best quality, harvest when radishes are young and tender.
Harvest entire plant or pull just enough roots to meet current needs; if left in the ground too long they’ll become pithy and hot-tasting.
Keep plants well watered during hot weather to keep them growing quickly; if growth slows down roots will become fibrous and tough.
Pests and Diseases Bacchus Purple Salad Radish
Bacchus Purple Salad Radish is susceptible to flea beetles and cabbage root maggots.
Flea beetles eat little holes in the leaves of Bacchus Purple Salad Radish, which can leave tell-tale signs like small holes or a yellow or browning around the edges of the leaves.
If you see flea beetles on your Bacchus Purple Salad Radish, you may want to cover them with mesh to keep them from eating your plants.
Cabbage Root Maggots are larvae that eat the roots of Bacchus Purple Salad Radish.
If your plants wilt or grow slowly, you may have Cabbage Root Maggots in your soil.
For future plantings, consider using crop rotation, as these pests overwinter in your soil and then hatch and attack new plants.
In general, radishes are fairly resistant to disease.
They do, however, occasionally fall victim to bacterial and fungal diseases such as black root rot, downy mildew, white rust and bacterial soft rot.
Typically, problems are more likely to arise if the radish plants are grown in soggy soil.
How to store Bacchus Purple Salad Radish?
Bacchus Purple Salad Radish is a quick-growing, crisp and crunchy vegetable that makes a great addition to any salad or sandwich. When properly cared for, Bacchus Purple Salad Radish can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
- Remove the tops.
- Gently scrub the radishes under running water with a vegetable brush.
- Trim the tops and bottoms of the radishes, cutting off about 1/4 inch from each end.
- Cut off any wilted leaves, and discard them immediately.
- Place the radishes in a bowl of ice water and let them sit for about 30 minutes to refresh them before storing in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
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