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French Breakfast

The French breakfast radish variety has long red cylindrical roots that are bright white at the base. They are really quick to mature and make a great row marker for slower germinating vegetables such as carrots and parsnips. But be warned they need to harvested as soon as they reach approximately 5cm in length as they quickly become pithy if left in the soil. Sow regularly for a constant supply through spring, summer and autumn. The flavour is mild with the touch of spice you'd want and expect from a variety of radish. Most often eaten raw and whole, its elongated shape enables it to be sliced along its length and be maybe made into radish coleslaw! Originally introduced in the 19th century in France this traditional heirloom variety has been bred into variations on the original theme, some being globe shaped and some with resistance to pithiness but all with the hallmark white flash at the tip.