SPARKLER RADISH

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • BRIGHT RED WITH PURE WHITE TIP
  • COOL SEASON PRODUCTION
  • SWEET FLAVOUR
  • GOOD YIELD POTENTIAL

Sparkler gets its name from its colour – bright red and a pure white tip that seems to sparkle. Sparkler is adapted to cool season production. The relative maturity is medium, around 26 – 30 days from sowing. Roots are globe shaped, uniform and have a silky smooth shoulder and a refined taproot. Yield potential is good with high quality and uniform roots.  Field holding is good. Foliage is medium, healthy and dark green. Sparkler has a sweet and delicious taste, with a crisp texture. Sparkler is used for quality bunching, salad packs and the pre-pack markets.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for cool season production
  • Contact the area representative for more information
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: SPARKLER
TYPE: Red radish (Raphanus sativus L. var. sativus L.)
MATURITY: Medium (around 26  – 30 days from sowing)
SEASON: Cool season production
ROOT SHAPE: Globe
DIMENSIONS: 2.5 x 2.5 cm
SKIN COLOUR: Bright red with pure white tip
SMOOTHNESS: Very smooth
FLESH COLOUR: White
FLESH TEXTURE: Very firm, crisp
PITH RESISTANCE: Good
CRACK RESISTANCE: Good
FLAVOUR: Sweet
TOP: Medium with strong foliage
TOP HEIGHT: 8 – 15 cm
TOP COLOUR: Dark green
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): 
FIELD HOLDING: Good
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very good
SUGGESTED POPULATION: 10 – 12 kg per ha, 1.2 – 1.8 million seeds per ha
MARKET USE: Bunching, salad packs and pre-pack
SPECIAL FEATURES: High quality roots with exceptional uniformity, attractive colour and sweet flavour