French Breakfast radish: Just pulled out from the ground.
Washed and ready for consumption.
Today marks the beginning of harvest time for this season. This is the first time I planted the 'Early French Breakfast' radish and I decided that I like it. This radish is elongated and it is red and white in color. The part that's buried seems to have the white color. It is a fast growing variety maturing in less than a month from sowing. (I planted on the 29th of April and today May 26th we are eating radishes!) It has a crisp texture and mild flavor. We ate them plain and they are really good. They can also be eaten as hors d'oeuvres with sweet butter and salt or added in salads and sandwiches. My children ate them with no problem. This particular variety is known to do better in hotter climates like ours than other varieties. I will be planting a second crop of this variety soon.
No pesticides were used in these radishes.
Some say that radishes seem to deter beetles from infesting cucurbits (such as cucumber, zucchini and squash) when planted close to these crops. This is an unexpected benefit if it's true.
Have you had any experience regarding this crop protection attribute of radishes?