Pink and Yellow Radishes

This year I decided to try two new radishes in my newly built raised beds and have had equal success with both.

The first is ‘Zlata’ a small radish from Poland that is generously described as soft yellow (and often Photoshopped that way in online seed catalogues), but in my opinion turned out something much closer to beige. I didn’t pull any Photoshop trickery with the above image; that’s the colour they’ve been consistently coming up as. The interior is white. Regardless of colour, it is a good mild and crisp radish. It’s doing great with recent heatwaves and drought. My ‘Sparkler’ and ‘French Breakfast’ radishes have run out of steam, but the ‘Zlatas’ seem to be pulling through. I bought mine from Solana Seeds but they seem to be fairly widely available now.

Equally crisp and mild are ‘Pink Punch’ a variety I ordered from Renee’s Garden. Some seeds were sent to me by Renee’s for trial while others were purchased and I can’t recall which category these seeds fall under so I’m making that disclosure in case they weren’t a purchase. ‘Pink Punch’ is a very apt name for this variety as they remind me of my homemade Pink Lemonade. I will definitely grow these again next spring, but for now it is onto ‘Rattail’ radishes as the heat is too high for the regular root kind.

More can be found here about growing radishes as well as growing in containers.

Gayla Trail
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5 thoughts on “Pink and Yellow Radishes

  1. Oh they are beautiful! What a beautiful combo too, I love the pink with the yellow. Putting them on my “to grow next year” list :)

  2. I love radishes! I didn’t know there were heat tolerant ones, I just would stop planting them as it got too warm. I have heard others use them as a soil tester too. :-)

  3. I worked in Poland for a while and came across radishes of that colour (the colour of yours seems the same) Never knew they were called Zlata though. Its a great shot – very artistic!

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