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White Icicle Radish

White Icicle Radish

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White Icicle

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28 days — The tender roots are best harvested while they are about three quarters of an inch in diameter and from four to six inches in length. 'White Icicle' roots are tapered in shape with thin, pure white skin and a rich, sweet flavor.

'White Icicle' originated from a German grower several years prior to its introduction into the United States in 1899 by J. M. Thorburn & Company.[1] Thorburn stated:
"The name is given in allusion to the shape and the transparent whiteness of the root. The leaves are short, the flavor exceedingly fine, and it is about as early as the earliest forcing varieties. If well cultivated, it produces roots 3½ to 4 inches long in twenty-two days from date of sowing. This is the first long white forcing radish yet introduced."
Seeing the novelty of this radish, other seed companies began offering by as early as 1900. Each packet contains three grams, which is approximately 250 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Radishes are generally very easy to grow. They are best when sown in spring or late summer but with care can be planted from February to September. Plant small amounts, 5 to 7 days apart for a steady supply.

Plant seeds directly outdoors as soon as soil can be worked. Plant ½ inch deep, ½ inch apart in rows at least 8 inches apart. Firm soil and keep moist until seedlings appear. Radishes have shallow root systems so do keep them watered.

Harvest as soon as roots reach desired size. Informational References:
  1. "List of American Varieties of Vegetables for the Years 1901 and 1902," by W. W. Tracy, Jr., USDA, 1903.