Bolting Oriental Radishes - Knowledgebase Question

Name: fred fitzpatrick
Groton, MA
Question by ffitz
July 1, 1999
My large oriental radishes always seem to bolt, the first planting only. I know its not a hardiness problem, subsequent plantings produce large crops, once the radish sends up a flower there is seldom good root formation. I've tried new seeds, old seeds, the ones planted in march april and may seem to go! Whats up with that??


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Answer from NGA
July 1, 1999

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Interestingly enough, and unlike red garden radishes, the oriental radishes are known to bolt in early cool spring planting. To get that first early sowing in, try a variety specifically developed for early planting and listed as bolt resistant such as "Spring Song".

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