Champion is large, round-oval radish with bright cherry-red color. Vigorous, medium tall tops with strong attachments, along with roots which are very late to become pithy. Champion is a standard for short-day or cool season bunching.
- Cool season biennial
- Approx. 400-440 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 25-28 dasy
- Planting season: Spring or early fall
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring or early fall in a sunny location about 3 to 6 weeks before average last frost. Grows best in cool (50 F to 65 F), moist weather. Hot weather reduces quality, pithy roots and increases pungency. Late plantings may bolt before edible root forms. Sow successive plantings every 5-10 days until late spring and repeat in early fall.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Excellent fresh in salads or pickled. Slice and marinate in su dressing for a pickled salad. See our website for recipes.