French Breakfast Readishes: Petit Dejeuner by Renee's Seeds

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French Breakfast Radishes: Petit Dejeuner

EXCLUSIVE – These crunchy elongated beauties color up bright cherry-red with contrasting pure white tips. Worth growing for their showy colors alone, these French specialties are known for their refined shape, juicy, tender-crisp mild flesh and adaptability to a wide variety of conditions. Tuck a handful of seeds in wherever you have a little space as they’ll be ready in no time. 
Seed Count: 385-400 / Weight: 4 gms


In early spring as soon as ground can be worked, sow radish seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Space seeds 1 inch apart in wide rows 6 inches apart. Keep soil evenly moist and well weeded. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away. Sow in late summer for a fall crop.


Sow this quick cool season crop wherever you intend to plant heat lovers later. Radishes thrive with crisp flesh and mild flavor when given consistent moisture. Sow small amounts a week apart to mature in warm but not hot weather. Thin quick-growing seedlings early to 2 inches apart so roots have room to size up. Protect radishes with floating row covers if marauding birds or flea beetles that chew holes in the leaves are a problem.


Pull young round roots at large marble size and cylindrical ones at 2 to 3 inches long. If weather turns hot, harvest, cut off tops and store in fridge. Radishes’ flavor is mildest in cool weather, spicier in hot conditions. Picked young and tender, these refined French treats make crispy snacks or attractive appetizers, and add appealing color and crunch to green salads. Especially delicious sliced and tossed with a sesame flavored dressing.