Purple Plum radish is a variety of radish that is known for its deep purple color and small, round shape. It is a heirloom variety that has been around for many years. Radishes are a cool-season crop, and are typically planted in the early spring or fall.
Purple Plum radishes are small, usually about 1-1.5 inches in diameter, and have a deep purple skin and a white flesh. They have a slightly spicy flavor, with a crunchy texture. They are often used in salads, sandwiches, and as a garnish. They also can be pickled, roasted or added to stir-fries.
To grow Purple Plum radish, you will need to start by preparing your soil. Radishes prefer well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. The seeds should be planted in a sunny location, in rows about 1/4 inch deep, about 1 inch apart. Water the seeds regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
Radishes are a fast-growing crop, and Purple Plum radishes typically take about 30-35 days to mature. They are ready for harvest when they reach their full size and the skin is firm and deep purple in color.
It is important to keep an eye on the radishes as they grow, as they can quickly become overripe and woody if left in the ground too long. Overripe radishes will have a hot and bitter taste.