A watermelon for mid-winter

Raphanus sativus

White skin, bright red interior


Watermelon Radish is your best shot at eating a local watermelon in January. Planted in late summer, these large radishes ripen in mid- to late fall, storing up the season's remaining light and vibrant colors before they fade. Harvested around first frost and stored somewhere cool, these roots add bright colors and flavors to the winter kitchen. The bearded fellow in this art, modeled after our co-founder Ken, is making Ken's favorite Watermelon Radish recipe.


Art Pack, 250 seeds

Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

Watermelon Radish | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Heirloom Seeds

  • Days to Germination 3-7 days
    Days to Maturity 55 days
    Planting Depth 1/4 - 1/2 inch
    Spacing in Row 4 inches
    Spacing Between Rows 10 inches
    Height at Maturity 10 inches
    Width at Maturity 3-6 inches


    These are strictly fall radishes. Direct sow in late summer. Spring-sown crop will not size up properly. For the best and biggest roots, keep Watermelon Radishes well watered, especially during hot weeks. Harvest the radishes a at the 3-6" size, after the first frost, for a sweet crop. Can be stored in the refrigerator or in a root cellar for months, with the tops cut off. (Note: tops are are exceptionally good; enjoy in a saute or braising mix.)

  • Artwork by Anna O'Sullivan. Digital Artist Anna O'Sullivan uses layers of texture and color to illustrate delicious recipes of all sorts. Each petal of this quatrefoil pack is one step of Ken's favorite Watermelon Radish recipe. Find the full recipe here.

    Originally from NJ, Anna moved to Maine after finishing school. She is a printmaker and illustrator, currently working on a couple of children’s books, and planning her spring planting.


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