Radish Pinks contain a high amount of vitamin C and can reduce the symptoms of the common cold and cough, and improve your basic immunity. In addition, it prevents the development of harmful free radicals, inflammation, and premature aging. Also packed with folate, an essential B vitamin that contributes to red blood cell formation, DNA synthesis, and cellular growth. When rubbed into the scalp, radish juice treats dandruff and hair loss.
Agro climatic requirements
Radishes thrive both in tropical and temperate regions, It attains best flavor, texture, and size at 10 to 15°C. When the temperature of the radish is higher, it is more pungent. When the temperature is lower, the pungent flavor begins to subside. Radish can grow in any kind of well-drained, loose soil.
Approximately 11 – 17kg of seeds is required for cultivating one hectare of land.
The best seasons for cultivating Raddish pink are March to August.
Accurate spacing is achieved by using sized GRAB2DEAL seeds, spacing – 25-30 cm between rows; 10 cm between plants.
Radish is often grown in rows to ensure good root development. It can be grown as a single crop or in conjunction with another crop. The plant rows or ridges are kept 45 cm apart, while the plants within the rows are kept 8 cm apart. Seed depth should be 0.5 to 1 cm. Planting deeper than 2 cm produces elongated roots.
To maximize the yield as well as protect your plants, before having the last plowing, the topsoil should be mixed with 130 Kg FYM (Farm Yard Manure), 250 Kg of neem cake, 5 kg of Azospirillum, 5 kg of Phosphobacteria, and 6-7 Kg of Pseudomonas 6 Kg per hectare.
Neem oil is applied as a foliar spray at a concentration of 3.0 percent in order to boost growth and yield characteristics.
Irrigate daily for the first 4-5 days; then every 3-4 days depending on rainfall. In dry soil conditions, radish tends to bolt and tastes bitter (too pungent). But do not overwater otherwise root will rot and split. The crops require an adequate supply of moisture via irrigation. Some crop loss may occur if temperatures are too high and bolting occurs.
Harvesting and Yield
Harvesting operations consist of pulling, topping, washing, grading, bunching, and packing. All small, diseased, and cracked roots are discarded. Bunching is frequently done in the field but the practice is seldom practiced except for the local market. Long-rooted cultivars are bunched in fours and fives, while round and globular-rooted cultivars are tied in bunches of 6 to 12. It recommended storage temperature is 0 C with a relative humidity of 95% to 100%.